The objective of the HIA fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed.



July 17, 2022


Humanity In Action (HIA) Fellowship

Award recipients


Juan Jose Jimenez Lizardi

Humanity In Action Fellow

Chandler Phillips

Humanity In Action Fellow

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Government, Law, and Policy
Social Justice and Responsibility


US Citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA, Undocumented, Non-US Citizenships


Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Entering Graduate, Graduate



Endorsement Required


Award Amount

HIA covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship. However, all Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of airfare to participate in the program. HIA will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need. Although HIA provides a modest stipend for meals, Fellows should also plan to bring spending money of approximately $500 for food and social activities during the fellowship program.


The HIA Fellowship brings together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies, past and present, have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values. Separate programs will take place for four weeks in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo, and Warsaw. Intensive and demanding, the HIA Fellowship features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit organizations, museums and memorials. Participation requires a great deal of intellectual curiosity and stamina, as well as the ability to work effectively in international teams. After the program, Fellows are expected to participate in HIA's international network of alumni and to sustain their engagement in the human rights issues addressed during the HIA Fellowship. There are also a number of professional fellowship opportunities available for HIA alumni, such as internship programs run by HIA in the U.S. Congress, European Parliament, and community organizations in San Francisco.


Applicants to the HIA Fellowship must be currently enrolled students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors), or recent graduates at accredited, four-year colleges or universities in the United States. HIA seeks applicants who are mature, proactive, self-reliant, and comfortable in intensive group activity and interaction. All majors and academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants may not apply to a program in a specific country and cannot choose their city of participation.