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Expense Support

Grant Amount

Typical awards range from $500 to $5,000. Larger awards will be considered for exceptional projects. 

Program Overview

Through our Hayek Fund, graduate students and faculty can request support for expenses related to research on themes within the liberal tradition.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Grants are typically supplemental and are designed to offset a project’s total cost. Applicants will be notified of decisions within six weeks of submission.

Eligible Expenses

The following are common expenses supported by IHS. We also welcome uncommon requests. 

  • Travel for conference presentations and archival research
  • Research collaboration and hiring a research assistant
  • Journal submission fees 
  • Purchase of data sets
  • Book publication expenses (e.g. copy editing, indexing)

Ineligible Expenses

  • Living expenses (e.g. rent)
  • Hardware costs (e.g. laptops, printers)
  • Tuition expenses
  • Salary support
  • Retroactive expenses

Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicants must be full-time students or faculty at an accredited college or university
  • Preference will be given to research directly tied to IHS areas of focus and to applicants from top research institutions
  • Preference will be given to projects that outline specific publishing goals
  • Previous applicants and winners are welcome to apply
  • Applications must be submitted six weeks before the expense is incurred
  • Applications may only pertain to one project (multiple applications are welcomed)
  • Typically, the same project will not be funded more than once

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.