Secure financial support to offset the cost of graduate
school as you develop research and work toward a career in
The IHS Humane Studies Fellowship offers tiered grant support
for graduate students and postdocs looking to build their academic
careers and who want to spend more time focusing on publishing.
These awards provide access to other IHS opportunities including
mentorship, job market support, in-person and online events, and
This fellowship program comprises three tiers of support,
Conference Accelerator Grants are designed for
master’s and PhD students who haven’t advanced to candidacy. These
grants provide $2,000 to support the work of developing a paper
into a conference presentation.
Publication Accelerator Grants provide $5,000
to support students and postdocs with an established publishing
record who commit to submitting an article to a well-regarded
journal within the next six months.
Graduate Sabbatical Grants provide up to
$15,000 to graduate students and postdocs to buy out teaching
responsibilities for a semester. These grants are highly
competitive and can be renewed.
Application Dates and Deadlines
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
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
Information about the Institute for Humane
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
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.