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IHS Humane Studies Fellowship

Deadline: February 8, 2017


The Humane Studies Fellowship is a non-residency fellowship program that awards up to $15,000 per year to pursue a liberty advancing career in academia. The prestigious fellowship also comes with individual advising and access to an extensive support network of over 5,000 scholars to help ensure academic success, both before and long after you receive your degree. Awards are renewable, winners may re-apply for each year of their studies.

The Humane Studies Fellowship is open to current or prospective full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world who have previously received IHS funding at any level or participated in an IHS program (like a summer seminar, research colloquium, policy seminar, or a summer graduate research fellowship). The candidates we seek are, ideally, dedicated to advancing the ideas of liberty through their research and teaching. 

As part of the Fellowship requirements, recipients must a) present their research project at a conference or b) have their research project ready for submission to a peer-reviewed journal by September 2016. Fellows will have a faculty advisor to assist them with this project.

  • Fellowships are only open to IHS alumni.
  • Fellowships are awarded for one year, and award winners may reapply for each year of their full-time studies.
  • Fellowships take into account the tuition at the recipient’s institution and any other funds received by the recipient.
  • Award decisions by IHS are final and not subject to appeal.

Award: $2,000 - $15,000, taking tuition costs and other scholarship resources into account