2021 IHS Humane Studies Fellowship (HSF) for PhD Students
Deadline: December 1, 2020.
The Humane Studies Fellowship (HSF) is a non-residency, renewable award of up to $15,000 per year to assist students enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time PhD programs. HSF funding is available for the 2021-2022 academic year and summer 2021. Applicants can request funding for the academic year and/or summer within the application.
To be eligible to apply for the Humane Studies Fellowship, you must:
- 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.
- Qualifying fields of study include economics, political science, philosophy, law, history, sociology, and similar disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. We generally do not fund students studying the natural sciences, medicine, or engineering.
Each essay should be 500 words or fewer.
- Explain your research agenda as if speaking to a colleague in your field and why it is important.
- How do you plan to use your Humane Studies Fellowship award?
- Explain a current or prospective paper or research project you will complete as part of this fellowship, and how it advances an understanding of classical liberal ideas.
To complete the application for the Humane Studies Fellowship, you must upload the following documents:
- 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.