Provides up to $15,000 to graduate students and postdocs to buy out teaching responsibilities for a semester. These grants are highly competitive and can be renewed.
Awardees are expected to:
- Present their work at an online IHS event (e.g. our Graduate Conference)
- Attend one IHS research productivity workshop
- Keep IHS updated on their progress
Applicants for Humane Studies Fellowship awards must be enrolled in an MA or PhD program or be undertaking a post-doctoral fellowship. Previous applicants and winners are welcome to apply. Prior participation in IHS programs is not required.
The fellowship is open to students and postdocs at any university. International students are eligible; however, preference is given to applicants who live or study in North America or the United Kingdom. Qualifying fields of study include economics, political science, philosophy, law, history, sociology, and similar disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.
Applicants must have published previously or have an article currently under review.
Application and Deadline
Since funds are limited, we suggest applying for fall sabbaticals by July 15 and spring sabbaticals by November 15. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of their award decision within eight weeks of submission.