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Grant for Free Speech and Open Inquiry

Program Overview
Awarded to faculty interested in fostering free speech and civil discourse in academia through research, campus events, and curricula. Funds cannot be used to support institutional overhead or indirect costs.

Research Topics Funded 
Relevant subject areas include the history and theory of free speech, its philosophical and legal defenses, the importance of open inquiry and intellectual diversity in higher education, and much more.

To be eligible to apply for a major research award from IHS, 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.