Grants and Fellowships


Marcus Witcher on the Importance of Historical Context and Community

Marcus Witcher on the Importance of Historical Context and Community

When Dr. Marcus Witcher studied English literature as an undergraduate, he considered the historical context and typically wrote from a historical perspective. During a meeting with an academic adviser in his sophomore year at the University of Central Arkansas, Witcher discussed his interest in graduate school. The advisor suggested that Witcher try out some history classes and consider pursuing history, rather than literature, in graduate school.

Jacob Bruggeman

Jacob Bruggeman Shares His Diversified IHS Experience

We interviewed Jacob Bruggeman, graduate student of history at Johns Hopkins University, about his experience in several of IHS’s graduate student programs which include: The Humane Studies Fellowship, Summer Seminars, Discussion Colloquia, and the Hayek Fund.

IHS Announces Major Grant Recipients - Spring 2021

IHS Announces Major Grant Recipients – Spring 2021

The Institute for Humane Studies has awarded its spring 2021 round of major grants, Discourse Initiative Research Grants and Free Speech and Open Inquiry Grants, to fifteen faculty members in the humanities and social sciences.

Robert Talisse

How Can We Sustain Our Democracy?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Talisse had limited access to campus resources, including the library and his own office. The Hayek Fund helped Talisse purchase books and secured the resources needed to finish his book.

Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns Receives IHS Sabbatical Fellowship

The Institute for Humane Studies is pleased to announce Sarah Burns, associate professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology, as a recent recipient of the IHS Sabbatical Research Fellowship.