Apply by Aug. 1 - Up to $15K Economics and Political Science 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. We are currently accepting applications for spring 2022 fellowships.
Humane Studies Fellows not only gain financial aid, but also connect with IHS and our network of scholars working to advance classical liberal ideas in the academy. This includes access to academic advising and invitations to future career development seminars, research workshops, discussion colloquia, and other networking events.
Accepted Fellows research a broad range of topics from migration and 18th-century property rights to bioethics and environmental policy. IHS welcomes scholars working in unique and diverse research areas. We are looking for anyone doing exciting classical liberal research in the humanities and social sciences. Apply today!
A few examples of the research interests of previous Humane Studies Fellowship include (but are not limited to):
- The displacement of civil society by the welfare state
- 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
August 1, 2021 | Applications for spring 2022 fellowships are due.
October 1, 2021 | Decisions announced.
December 1, 2021 | Applications for summer 2022 fellowships are due.
February 1, 2022 | Decisions announced.
April 1, 2022 | Applications for fall 2022 fellowships are due.
June 1, 2022 | Decisions announced.
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.
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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