2022 Humane Studies Fellowship (HSF)
Deadline: August 1, 2021.
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. They are currently accepting applications for spring 2022 fellowships.
Humane Studies Fellows not only gain financial aid, but also connect with IHS and our network of scholars working to advance classical liberal ideas in the academy. This includes access to academic advising and invitations to future career development seminars, research workshops, discussion colloquia, and other networking events.
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.
- Previous Humane Studies Fellowship applicants and winners who will be enrolled as full-time PhD students in the 2021-2022 academic year are welcome to apply.
- The fellowship is open to PhD students at any university – applicants do not need to be enrolled at George Mason University to be eligible.
- International students are eligible; however, preference is given to applicants who live or study in the United States, Canada, and/or the United Kingdom. Qualifying fields of study include economics, political science, philosophy, law, history, sociology, and similar disciplines in the social sciences and humanities
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 two weeks after the application due date.
- If applicable, please upload your dissertation proposal.
Supporting documents must be uploaded to the application as electronic files (.doc, pdf, etc.).