Apply by Dec. 1 - English Literature and American Studies Paid Graduate Student Research Fellowship
The Humane Studies Fellowship (HSF) is a non-residency, renewable award of up to $15,000 per year to assist students enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time PhD programs. HSF funding is available for the 2021-2022 academic year and summer 2021. Applicants can request funding for the academic year and/or summer within the application.
Applications Open: August 1, 2020
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Decisions Announced: February 1, 2021
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.