Hayek Fund

The Hayek fund awards grants to aspiring academics pursuing liberty-advancing careers and educational initiatives that go beyond standard curricula.

F.A. Hayek in the IHS Library ©IHS
F.A. Hayek in the IHS Library ©IHS

Hayek Fund for Scholars

Career development grants up to $750 for students and untenured scholars; can cover travel, application fees, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. Eligible career-advancing activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Presentations at academic or professional conferences
  • Travel to academic job interviews on a campus or at professional/academic conferences
  • Travel to archives or libraries for research
  • Participation in career-development or enhancing seminars
  • Distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field
  • Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers

Please note, Hayek Fund awards are not given for conference attendance alone. Funding will only be considered for individuals presenting a paper or interviewing for a job at a conference.

How to Apply


Past Winners 

 Hayek Fund

"Receiving awards from the Hayek Fund has enabled me to present papers at some of the most significant conferences in philosophy. As a direct result I have been asked to write both a critical notice and a book review. I have also been asked to submit two of my presented papers as articles. Finally, through revising my work after its exposure to the critical scrutiny of senior scholars in my field, I have had a paper accepted as a Colloquium Paper at the American Philosophical Association's meeting."

-- James Stacey Taylor,
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
The College of New Jersey