Humane Studies Fellowship

Deadline:  January 31, 2013 (no cost to apply until January 5; $25 afterwards)

HSF provides a renewable award of up to $15,000 per year for current and prospective graduate students committed to the principles of liberty. The financial support enables students to focus on research instead of student teaching and side jobs. In addition, fellows receive:

  • Publishing advice
  • Assistance navigating the academic job market
  • Access to invitation-only colloquia
  • Substantive input from current leading thinkers of the classical liberal intellectual tradition

Award and Eligibility Details

Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to full-time graduate students and outstanding undergraduates with an interest in liberty and a demonstrated interest in pursuing a scholarly career. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology. Students in any field are eligible to apply. Awards range from $2,000 to $15,000 and fellowship winners may re-apply for each year of their studies. In 2012, IHS awarded more than $800,000 to over 200 students.

Note: Applicants who apply by January 5th can waive the $25 application fee by using the code HSFJan5 upon submission.

Find additional information and the online application at