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.