IHS Conference & Research Grant

Note: If you have previously participated in an IHS academic program or discussed your academic career with IHS staff, please apply through the Hayek Fund for Scholars


The IHS Conference & Research Grant is awarded to current PhD students advancing the principles of personal liberty and economic freedom through an academic career.

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The awards are made available exclusively to applicants who are new to IHS or who have recently indicated an interest in academia.

Grants up to $750 are available to cover travel, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. Eligible 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
  • Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers

Please note, awards cannot be used solely for attendance at conferences. Funding will only be considered for individuals presenting a paper or interviewing for a job at a conference.

How to Apply