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Event Support

Program Overview

Graduate students and faculty can request funds for hosting in-person and online events. 

Application Process

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the proposed event. Decisions will be announced within eight weeks of submission. These grants are highly competitive.

Events Supported

These grants can be used to support a variety of events including:

  • Campus-wide lectures and panel discussions
  • Book manuscript and papers workshops (honoraria for participants)
  • Author-meets-critics panels
  • Pedagogy and professionalization workshops
  • On-campus conferences
  • Reading groups for students or faculty

Event Eligibility

  • Events must be rigorously academic in nature and take place in the United States or online. 
  • Preference goes to events that deal with the IHS areas of focus.
  • Events should feature speakers or texts that represent the diversity of views within the broad liberal tradition.

Indirect Costs

IHS grants cannot support institutional overhead or indirect costs.

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.