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Research Fellowships and Expense Support Available for Scholars Working on Polarization

Institute for Humane Studies
Based on need
Posted Date
Jan 11, 2023

Job Details

The Institute for Humane Studies offers sabbatical research fellowships and support for course buyouts, research expenses, and hosting events to scholars working on Polarization and other themes related to Liberalism, Pluralism, and Democracy.

Course Buyout Support — Faculty can request funds to buy out one or more courses to help prepare work for publication. Full sabbatical support is also available based on need and the expected influence of the work.

Research Expense Support — IHS supports activities directly related to publishing research, including copy editing and indexing, research assistance, data set purchases, travel for conference presentations, and much more.

Event Support — IHS can help fund your on-campus and online events, including manuscript workshops, reading groups, on-campus conferences, lectures, and more.

IHS also provides Graduate Sabbatical Grants to PhD candidates (ABD) to free up their time for a semester. We suggest that sabbatical applications be submitted at least three months before the semester begins. 

IHS is particularly interested in providing support for research projects across the following focus areas:

Immigration and Freedom • Business and the Good Society

Liberalism, Pluralism, and Democracy • Free Speech and Open Inquiry

Equality and Prosperity • Race in America • Peace and International Cooperation

How to Apply
Click here to apply. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants can expect a response within 8 weeks of submitting their application.



Rooted in the classical liberal tradition, IHS is a non-profit organization that supports the achievement of a freer and more humane society by connecting and supporting graduate students, scholars, and intellectuals who are driving progress in critical conversations shaping the 21st century.

IHS provides research funding and career advancing programs for faculty and graduate students working in the following 7 focus areas:

  1. Liberalism, Pluralism, and Democracy
  2. Free Speech and Open Inquiry
  3. Equality and Prosperity
  4. Race in America
  5. Peace and International Cooperation
  6. Immigration and Freedom
  7. Business and the Good Society


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