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Discourse Initiative Research Grants

Program Overview
Awarded to projects that hold significant promise for advancing a deeper understanding of the liberal tradition. Funds may be used to underwrite direct expenses; pay research assistants, editors, or other contractors; or buy out time. Funds cannot be used to support institutional overhead or indirect costs.

Topics Funded 
Grants are awarded to projects that align with IHS core topics including but not limited to key challenges within a free society, cultural challenges within a liberal society, contentious topics within the liberal tradition, liberalism in times of crisis, and liberalism and its critics.

To be eligible, you must be employed full time as a member of faculty or post-doctoral fellow at a four-year, degree-granting institution. Preference will be given to applicants based at institutions in North America and the United Kingdom.

Application and Deadline
August 1, 2022 | Applications for spring 2023 projects are due.
October 3, 2022 | Decisions announced.

Applications will reopen in late August 2022.

Here is the timeline for our application process:

  1. Apply for a position 
  2. An HR team member will review your application submission  
  3. If selected for consideration, you will speak with a recruiter 
  4. If your experience and skills match the role, you will interview with the hiring manager
  5. If you are a potential fit for the position, you will interview with additional staff members
  6. If you are the candidate chosen, we will extend a job offer


All candidates will be notified regarding the status of their application within two to three weeks of submission. As new positions often become available, we encourage you to visit our site frequently for additional opportunities that align with your interests and skills.