Friedman Faculty Fund FAQs
Are faculty at international universities eligible for funding?
We do not currently have funding for professors at universities outside of the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. We may have funding available in the future, so please check back.
How long does it take the committee to make a decision?
Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision within four to six weeks of submitting an application. Please submit your application as far in advance as possible. A semester in advance would not be too early.
Is there a deadline to apply for the Friedman Faculty Fund?
There is no deadline to apply. Applications are accepted year-round, on a rolling basis, however, we encourage you to apply for spring activities by 12/15, for summer activities by 4/15, and for fall activities by 7/15.
What is required to apply to the Friedman Fund?
- A description of your project and how it will enhance your students’ understanding of classical liberal or libertarian ideas
- An estimate of how many students you hope to reach through this project
- An itemized list of projected expenses
- A curriculum vitae or resume
What kind of project is typically awarded a grant from the Friedman Fund?
Successful projects vary greatly. Past projects include a reading group on The Wealth of Nations, a reading group on Free Market Fairness with a culminating lecture by John Tomasi, a master’s research fellowship to put together a book on The Federalist, a colloquium on “The Role of Liberty in Disaster Recovery,” specifically focusing on post-Katrina efforts. We encourage creative proposals.
Who may apply for the Friedman Fund?
All full-time faculty (including tenured) and teaching fellows in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada are eligible to apply for the Hayek Fund.
Are applications accepted by mail, or email?
Applicants must register and apply using our online system.
Please feel free to contact us with additional question at FriedmanFund@theihs.org