Humane Studies Fellowship Application Process

Apply now for the Humane Studies Fellowship

New to IHS? Please apply to the IHS PhD Scholarship.


IHS considers applications from alumni of IHS programs who will be full-time graduate students during the 2015-16 academic year and whose research interests advance the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society.

Applicants are evaluated based on three primary criteria:
  • Relevance of work to the advancement of a free society
  • Academic or professional performance
  • Potential for success in chosen field

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability. Although IHS considers applications from outside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, fellowships are generally awarded to applicants who live or study in those countries.


Humane Studies Fellowship Application Process 

(It’s not complicated but you really need to read it.)

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2015. Applications must be submitted through our online application system.

You will be able to start and save your application and submit it at a later time. If you have not already registered on, the application requires a short registration process.

Supporting documents must be uploaded to the application as electronic files (.doc, pdf, etc.) as we no longer accept supporting materials by mail. Please begin collecting supporting materials early, as certain items may take time to compile. Instructions for how to submit supporting materials are listed at the end of the online application.


ESSAY questions

  • In 500 words or less, please describe the research project you will complete as part of the fellowship
  • How is this research project liberty advancing?

Upload the following materials:

  1. Please upload your CV
  2. Please upload a recent writing sample of 3000 words or less. If your preferred writing sample is longer than 3,000 words, a partial sample f that work is acceptable.
  3. Please upload an electronic transcript from your current (or most recent) institution. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

If you have defended your dissertation proposal, please submit your proposal. You will also be required to list two recommenders on your application. We will send requests to these recommenders for their letters of recommendation once your application is submitted. The deadline for your recommenders to submit recommendations back to IHS is February 15, 2015.


You will be able to check the status of your application, upload additional documents, provide updates, and change your recommenders in your IHS account.

For further questions and more information please visit the Humane Studies Fellowship FAQ page.