The Humane Studies Fellowship now offers tiered grant support for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers! Awardees receive financial support and also benefit from mentorship and job market support.
This fellowship program comprises three tiers of support. Graduate students and post-doctoral researchers can apply for Graduate Sabbatical Grants and Accelerator Grants. However, the Junior Fellowship is by invitation only.
Graduate Sabbatical Grants
Through Graduate Sabbatical Grants, the Humane Studies Fellowship continues providing up to $15,000 to buy out teaching responsibilities for a semester. These grants are highly competitive and can be renewed, and both graduate students and postdocs are eligible to apply. Awardees will be expected to attend a Research Productivity Workshop and present their work at an online IHS event.
The Accelerator Grants tier offers two types of grants: Publication Accelerator Grants and Conference Accelerator Grants.
Publication Accelerator Grants award $5,000 to support graduate students and postdocs planning to submit an article to a well-regarded journal within six months. Recipients will be expected to take advantage of the IHS Paper Review program to get feedback from an expert of their choice, and also to present their work at an online IHS event.
Conference Accelerator Grants offer $2,000 to support graduate students developing a paper into a conference presentation. These grants are designed to assist master’s students as well as PhD students who have not yet advanced to candidacy.
Junior Fellowship Grants
Finally, the Junior Fellowship recognizes select students and postdocs who have a strong record of publications and IHS event participation. Junior Fellows will receive support including $5,000 in summer research funding.
The Humane Studies Fellowship is open to applications from graduate students, enrolled in master’s or PhD programs, and post-doctoral fellows at any university. Previous applicants and winners are welcome to apply.
To learn more and apply, visit our Funding Opportunities webpage. The Humane Studies Fellowship Graduate Sabbatical Grant and Accelerator Grant applications are open!