Summer Graduate Research Fellowships

The opportunity to apply is by invitation only.  Fellowship winners will be announced in early March. IHS often invites alumni of other IHS programs such as the Humane Studies Fellowship and Summer Seminars. Eligible candidates include advanced graduate students—doctoral or law—who are planning academic or research careers and conducting research germane to the classical liberal intellectual tradition.

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The program begins and ends with conferences where fellows present their research and consider the classical liberal tradition. Throughout the summer, fellows participate in an online discussion forum about a selected classical liberal book or set of readings. 

The program includes a $5,000 stipend plus a travel and housing allowance to attend the two conferences. 

The program director is Dr. Bill Glod, the Philosophy Program Officer at IHS. Dr. Glod joined IHS in 2009 from Tulane University where he taught philosophy for several years. Other IHS program officers will also advise fellows in their respective disciplines. 

The program is by invitation only. IHS often invites alumni of other IHS programs such as the Humane Studies Fellowship and Summer Seminars. Eligible candidates include advanced graduate students—doctoral or law—who are planning academic or research careers and conducting research germane to the classical liberal intellectual tradition.

Program Elements

  • Late May to early August
  • Opening and closing conferences for fellows to present and discuss their research
  • $5,000 stipend and a travel and housing allowance to attend the conferences
  • Mentoring and critical commentary
  • Online discussion, including required weekly postings, about a classical liberal book or set of readings
  • Interaction with a community of scholars

"I did research, I wrote, I revised, I made lasting friendships, and I wrote some more. By the end of ten weeks, I had completed a solid, polished chapter. The summer was extraordinarily productive, stimulating, and fun."
- Professor Rob McDonald

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