University of Iowa

The 2017 Humanity in Action Fellowship competition is now open.

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

The programs, when appropriate to national histories, address the destructive common roots of prejudice, discrimination and dehumanization. These practices were directed towards Jews and other minorities in Europe during the Nazi era and Holocaust. Those under colonial rule in Africa, Asia, South, Central and North America and the Caribbean Islands were subject to racist policies and attitudes. Countries which experienced other totalitarian regimes after World War II also address the impact that socialism and its implosion had on their societies.

The program is open to undergraduate students and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine and the United States. Further information about the programs is available below. I am also happy to share with you the application questions, attached below. Please help us spread the word by sharing this opportunity with your students.

  • UI Deadline for Campus Support: Tuesday, December 1, 2016
  • Deadline for Submission of Final Applications: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Contact at the University of Iowa:

Kelly Thornburg, Director of Scholar Development, 319-335-1874 | |

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