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Institute for Humane Studies Fellowships

Deadline: 
January 31, 2016
Disciplines: 
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Location: 
Institute for Humane Studies
Eligibilty: 
Junior
Senior
Duration: 
Full Year

 

The Institute of Humane Studies (IHS), established in the tradition of classical liberalism, offers fellowships to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on “liberty-advancing careers in ideas.”  These fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology. 

Awards range from $2,000 to $15,000, depending on the cost of education at a recipient’s home institution and other awards he or she may be receiving.  Fellowship winners may re-apply for each year of their studies.

The program is open to full-time and prospective graduate students, including law and MBA students.  A limited number of fellowships is available to undergraduate juniors and seniors with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a scholarly career.  Citizens of all countries may apply, although most recipients are from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

HIS evaluates candidates according to three main criteria:  the relevance of their work to the advancement of a free society, their academic or professional performance, and their potential for success in their chosen field.