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Deadline Approaching: Humane Studies Fellowship for Economics and Political Science Graduate

Institute for Humane Studies
Virginia, United States
Not specified
Posted date
Oct 1, 2019

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
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Research position with financial support to off-set the cost of graduate school as you hone your research and work toward a career in academia.

The Humane Studies Fellowship is a renewable, non-residency fellowship with compensation up to $15,000 per year for current or future students enrolled in full-time PhD programs. Intended for students interested in developing, teaching, and applying classical liberal ideas and the principles of a free society, this program supports research and teaching in both the social sciences and the humanities.

Application Opens: August 1, 2019
Applications Close: December 1, 2019

Summer Fellowships Announced: January 15, 2020
Fall Fellowships Announced: March 2, 2020

Fellows are free to use the funds to further their research as they see fit, including summer course buyouts, purchasing data sets, funding research travel, and more. Once you become a Fellow, IHS becomes a partner and a champion for your academic career. The Humane Studies Fellowship connects you with a community of other scholars dedicated to advancing the classical liberal tradition through civil discourse and research. Fellowship recipients may also receive opportunities for individual academic advising, mentoring, networking programs, and other career-advancing resources.

Research interests from previous Humane Studies Fellows have included but are not limited to:

  • The legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England
  • The role of patient autonomy in bioethics
  • Impediments to economic growth in developing countries
  • The relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance


Information about the Institute for Humane Studies

The Institute for Humane Studies partners with professors to promote the teaching and research of liberty and to advance higher education’s core purpose of intellectual discovery and human progress.

Our vision is to ensure higher education becomes a place where classical liberal ideas are regularly taught, discussed, challenged, and developed, and where free speech, intellectual diversity, and open inquiry flourish.

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