Humane Studies Fellowships funding for research

Secure financial support to offset the cost of graduate school as you develop research and work toward a career in academia.

In response to the global health crisis, the Institute for Humane Studies is accepting a second round of applications for summer Humane Studies Fellowships for currently enrolled graduate students whose 2020 summer plans may have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. Fall 2020 HSF Awardees are eligible to apply for summer funding. Please note, letters of recommendation are not required for summer funding applications.

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. 

Second Summer Funding Deadline: April 30, 2020

Decisions Announced: June 1, 2020

Eligibility page

Application page