Bruce Caldwell Awarded Third IHS Sabbatical Research Fellowship

Dr. Bruce Caldwell

The Institute for Humane Studies is proud to announce the spring recipient of the 2019 Thomas W. Smith Foundation Sabbatical Fellowship.

The $42,000 award allows scholars to take a semester-long sabbatical to study, research, and write about classical liberal ideas.

Our third recipient is Dr. Bruce Caldwell, a Research Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

For the past three decades, Dr. Caldwell’s research has principally focused on the multi-faceted writings of the Nobel prize-winning economist and social theorist Friedrich A. Hayek. Caldwell is the author of Hayek’s Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F. A. Hayek, and since 2002 has been the General Editor of The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek. He is currently working on a family-authorized biography of Hayek.

We spoke with Dr. Caldwell about how he plans to spend his sabbatical.

– What are your thoughts on receiving the Smith Sabbatical?

Do people still say over the moon? Well, I am over the moon ecstatic. 

– How did you hear about IHS and the Smith Sabbatical?

I have known about the Institute for decades, having served as an outside referee for various IHS grant programs. I heard about the Smith sabbatical in a newsletter FEE sends to its faculty affiliates. 

– What do you hope to achieve during your sabbatical?

I will be working on the second volume of a biography of F. A. Hayek. I applied for and received a fellowship from the Hoover Institution in Stanford, which is where I will do the work. The Hayek archives are there, so it is an ideal place to work. This is a long-term project of mine. 

Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Caldwell.

To learn more about our Sabbatical Research Fellowship visit the funding opportunities section of our website.

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