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Expense Support

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. Any scholar engaged in research or teaching at an accredited college or university may apply for funding. 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 welcome uncommon requests.

  • Travel for conference presentations, job interviews, 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)
  • Application fees for PhD programs

Ineligible Expenses

  • Living expenses (e.g. rent)
  • Hardware costs (e.g. laptops, printers)
  • Institutional overhead costs

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 North America and Europe. 

  • Applications must be submitted six weeks before expense is incurred
  • Retroactive expenses are ineligible
  • Applications may only pertain to one project (multiple applications are welcomed)
  • Typically, the same project will not be funded more than once

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.