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:
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.