Penn State College of Engineering Penn State College of Engineering

Humanity in Action Fellowships

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UG and Graduating students interested in Human rights


Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance--including the political foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination--as they affect different minority groups today. The Fellowship seeks to educate, connect and inspire the world's future leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice.


Applicants to the Humanity in Action Fellowship must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) or recent graduates. For the 2018 Fellowship, we define recent graduates as individuals from the undergraduate classes of 2016 and 2017 at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities in the United States. Applicants of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are an American citizen studying at a foreign university, you are eligible to apply to the Humanity in Action Fellowship through the United States.

Terms of Award:

Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship programs. However, all Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of round-trip airfare to their program city. Humanity in Action will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need.

Although Humanity in Action provides a modest stipend for meals, Fellows should also plan to bring spending money of approximately $750 for food and social activities during the fellowship program.

Please Submit:

The University Fellowships Office is happy to provide feedback on application materials, so contact us as soon as possible if you intend to apply.

Please note that all application materials must be submitted through our application website, including university transcripts. Humanity in Action will not accept application materials in hard copy or via email.

Online Application: