Fellowship Details

The deadline to apply for the 2014 Humane Studies Fellowship has passed. Applicants will be notified of their status by May 1.

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Who’s eligible?

IHS considers applications from individuals who will be full-time graduate students during the 2014-15 academic year and who have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society.

Applicants are evaluated based on three primary criteria:

  • Relevance of work to the advancement of a free society
  • Academic or professional performance
  • Potential for success in chosen field

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability. Although IHS considers applications from outside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, fellowships are generally awarded to applicants who live or study in those countries.

The Award Itself

The Humane Studies Fellowship is an award up to $15,000.

  • Fellowships are awarded for one year, and award winners may reapply for each year of their full-time studies.
  • Fellowships take into account the tuition at the recipient’s institution and any other funds received by the recipient.
  • Full scholarships will not be awarded to students who will receive full-tuition scholarships or stipends from other sources, although partial awards will be considered.
  • Award decisions by IHS and its trustees are final and not subject to appeal.

Additional Benefits

As a Humane Studies Fellow you’ll be eligible for invitation-only events that will provide opportunities to discuss new research and other advanced topics with leading scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Recent programs have explored issues like:

  • Freedom and Coercion
  • Progress, Tradition and Responsibility
  • Constitutionalism and Safeguards of Individual Liberty
  • The Legitimate Role of Government