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When it comes to advancing your academic career, there’s no doubt that funding plays a pivotal role in your aspirations. Financial assistance can better equip you on your academic journey, and understanding which of our funding opportunities will best support you provides a leg-up during your time in graduate school.

If you’re a current PhD student or postdoctoral fellow and have a passion for advancing individual freedom, open societies, and civil discourse, IHS is eager to help you achieve your goals.

Humane Studies Fellowship

Current and recent PhD students can receive research support from our Humane Studies Fellowship (HSF). New Fellows and past recipients can be awarded up to $5,000 per request.

HSF recipients may also be eligible to receive assistance with individual academic advising, mentoring, networking programs, and other career-advancing resources available through IHS.

Previous recipients’ areas of research have varied, and qualifying fields of study include:

  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Law
  • History
  • And similar disciplines within the social sciences and humanities

In addition to HSF, we also provide financial support through the Hayek Fund for Scholars.

Hayek Fund for Scholars

Through the Hayek Fund, Expense Support is awarded on a rolling basis and is designed to support a wide range of career advancement activities. Open to both graduate students and faculty, this program offsets research expenses including:

  • 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)

We are in the business of supporting scholars and want to mitigate the costs of graduate school so that students can focus on developing research and work towards their goal of a career in academia.

With our support, you can focus on projects that ignite your passion and advance your career.

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.