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Academic Event Support Grants

Program Overview

Academic Event Support Grants support faculty who want to host on-campus and online events for students and other scholars that support robust discussion and create unique learning and networking opportunities. IHS provides the financial and logistical support to make faculty ideas a reality. Applications are reviewed on rolling basis throughout the year.

Types of Events Supported

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

  • Special guest lecturers, panel discussions, or interviews
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Small-scale conferences
  • Book clubs and reading groups
  • Student discussion colloquia


  • Applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the proposed event
  • Events must be academic in nature
  • Events must take place in the United States
  • The grant cannot support institutional overhead or indirect costs

Application Requirements

  • An event title
  • Two potential dates
  • A line item budget detailing the event expenses
  • Essay of 300 words or less explaining how the proposed project or activity will advance the discussion or study of classical liberal ideas
  • Essay of 300 words or less describing your proposed event format and event goals

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.