Thursday, January 29, 2015

John Lewis Fellowships

Dear Friends,

Humanity in Action and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc. are pleased to announce that applications for the John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta are now open! The program offers American and European university students the opportunity to explore race and civil rights, immigration and Native American issues.

We invite applications from college students and recent graduates who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2013 and 2014 are eligible.

The 2015 program will run from July 5 to August 1, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. The deadline to apply for this program is February 14, 2015.


U.S Rep. John Lewis after receiving his Medal of Freedom in 2010. 

The program honors Congressman John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. We are proud to partner with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights to develop this important program and are deeply grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support provided through The Center.

The John Lewis Fellowship is the American program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship. The European programs take place annually in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw.

About the John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta

For the past 17 years, the Humanity in Action Fellowship has brought together international groups of students and young professionals to study human and minority rights in Europe and the United States. In 2015, Humanity in Action is now expanding its fellowship program to Atlanta for the first time. The John Lewis Fellowship will explore the histories and contemporary issues of diversity and minority rights in the United States with a particular focus on Atlanta. Key areas of inquiry include race and racism, immigration, national identity, Native American issues and the relationship between civil rights and human rights. 

The new American program will take place at the newly-opened Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: The New York Times

Fellows will attend discussions with renowned scholars and activists at The Center, visit historical sites and engage in discussions on a range of political and social issues. They will also draw upon the immense resources of the institution and contribute to its extensive and innovative outreach initiatives. Participation requires intellectual curiosity and social maturity, as well as the ability to work collaboratively in international teams. Students from American universities will learn alongside Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and Poland.

Upon successful completion of the program, Fellows will join the global network of over 1,400 Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. As Senior Fellows, they are eligible for advanced professional opportunities, such as fellowships in the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament.

Please share this message widely with your colleagues, friends and contacts. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at

With thanks and best wishes,

Judith S. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Humanity in Action

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