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Grant Amount Based on Need

Typical awards range from $500 to $5,000. Higher funding awards will be considered for exceptional projects.

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Are you a faculty member or graduate student in need of funding for your academic research?

Our Hayek Fund offers grants ranging from $500 to $5,000, with the potential for higher awards for exceptional projects.

This funding opportunity is open to graduate students and faculty conducting research within the liberal tradition at an accredited college or university. Whether you need support for travel, research collaboration, journal submissions, or other eligible expenses, our program is designed to help offset the costs associated with your project.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and decisions are typically communicated within six weeks of submission. Applications must be submitted at least six weeks before the expense is incurred.

Eligible Expenses

  • 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)

Ineligible Expenses

  • PhD application fees
  • Living expenses (e.g. rent)
  • Hardware costs (e.g. laptops, printers)
  • Tuition expenses
  • Retroactive expenses
  • Conference travel without giving a presentation
  • Institutional overhead or indirect costs

Preference will be given to research directly tied to IHS areas of focus, to projects that outline specific publishing goals, and to applicants from top research institutions.

Apply today and take your research to the next level!

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Start dates should be 4 or more weeks after applying, to allow time for review.


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Note: All applications might be subject to consideration under a different IHS funding opportunity. Should it happen and your application gets accepted, you will receive an acceptance email from the appropriate funding opportunity.
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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.