Humanity In Action Landecker Democracy 2023-24 Fellowship Programme

Deadline: 6-Aug-23

Humanity In Action Landecker Democracy 2023-24 Fellowship Programme

Applications are now open for the Humanity In Action Landecker Democracy 2023-24 Fellowship Programme.

This year 2023, Humanity in Action is looking for projects related to the theme of Democracy and the Politics of Memory.

The Landecker Democracy Fellowship was launched in 2020 in partnership with the Alfred Landecker Foundation. As an incubator for democracy in the digital age, the Landecker Foundation promotes the development of open, democratic, and discrimination-free societies via innovative and disruptive means.


  • Each Landecker Fellow receives a stipend of 10,000 Euros, paid out in monthly installments across 12 months. Additionally, Fellows receive up to 5,000 Euros in seed funding to implement their project.
  • All training expenses, travel, and accommodation costs for the in-person Action Academy in Europe (April 2024) are covered.

2023/24 Theme: Democracy and the Politics of Memory

The 2023/24 Fellowship theme is Democracy and the Politics of Memory.

The way we remember and construct our past informs our identity, decision-making, and perspective. It shapes who we are, how we interpret where we come from, and the values that define us. But history has never been apolitical, and recently, it’s been increasingly weaponized. In some countries, memory is not a closed chapter. Some of the questions we may engage with during the Fellowship include:

  • Who gets to decide what is remembered and what is forgotten?
  • How do different societies deal with past crimes or post-colonial questions?
  • How do experiences of war and genocide change the equation?
  • What role do history and memory play in accountability processes?
  • How are historical narratives used to impact present-day political discourses and decision-making processes?
  • How do the politics of memory change current political landscapes?


Anyone located in the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and Ukraine:

  • born in 1983 and onwards
  • with at least 5 years of professional experience, in any field
  • is an activist at heart and shares our mission to make the world a more equitable place
  • is committed to helping shape democracy in their own community and globally

They strongly encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply, as we prioritize equal access and opportunities for all applicants.

  • Their commitment to inclusivity extends to and beyond diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education level, and disability.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken, is not mandatory for applying to the fellowship. Applicants will not be penalized for spelling or grammatical errors in their applications. Nevertheless, it is important to note that all training and communication will be conducted in English.
  • The Landecker Democracy Fellowship’s mission is to bring together a wide range of talented individuals from diverse fields and backgrounds. Past cohorts have included policy makers, academics, journalists, data scientists, technology experts, social entrepreneurs, activists, educators and artists.

How to Apply:

The online application form for the Landecker Democracy Fellowship must be filled out in a single sitting. It’s not possible to save and come back.



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