Humane Studies Fellowship in Institute for Humane Studies 2021-2022
  • Virginia

The Humane Studies Fellowship (HSF) is a permanent non-residency grant of up to $15,000 per year to support enrolled students or to prepare to participate in full-time PhD programs. For the 2021-2022 academic year and the summer of 2021, HSF funding is secure. In the proposal, applicants may seek support for the school year and/or summer.

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Not only do Humane Studies Fellows receive financial assistance, but they also interact with IHS and our network of academics working in the academy to promote classical liberal concepts. This provides access to academic advice and invites for future lectures on professional growth, research conferences, colloquial talks, and other networking activities.



United States


  • Accepted Fellows study a diverse variety of subjects, from migration to bioethics and environmental policies to land rights in the 18th century.
  • IHS encourages researchers engaged in fields of study that are unique and varied.
  • They are looking for someone in the arts and social sciences doing interesting classical liberal studies.


  • Be enrolled full time in a PhD program at any institution for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Have a research interest that contributes to the advancement of classical liberal scholarship.
  • International students are eligible; however, preference is given to applicants who live or study in the United States, Canada, and/or the United Kingdom.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

To complete the application for the Humane Studies Fellowship, you must upload the following documents through the Apply Now link:

  • CV
  • A recent writing sample of 3,000 words or fewer. Partial samples of longer works are acceptable.
  • An official or unofficial electronic transcript from your current or most recent institution.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required for this application. On the application, please provide the name and email of two references.
  • When you submit your application, we will send them an email with a link to submit a letter of recommendation.
  • Letters of recommendation are due by December 15, 2020.
  • If applicable, please upload your dissertation proposal.

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

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