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The Institute for Humane Studies offers flexible funding for graduate students looking to advance their academic careers through the Humane Studies Fellowship. This funding program supports PhD students in their academic pursuits by offsetting costs related to continuing research, preparing for dissertation defenses, presenting work at top conferences, publishing in major journals, and other activities essential for success on the job market. 

In addition to financial support, these awards provide aspiring scholars with access to future IHS opportunities, such as mentorship, career development programs, and more.

Graduate students can receive up to $5,000 in support! 

Seeking funding for a specific time of the year or semester?  Review our funding windows to find the best time to apply:

Applications are accepted year-round!

The Humane Studies Fellowship is open to applications from full-time students enrolled in a PhD program. Previous applicants and winners are welcome to apply. To learn more about this program and others, including Graduate Sabbatical Grants, visit our Funding Opportunities webpage. 

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.