Find Scholars

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IHS connects a network of over 5,000 classical liberal scholars to opportunities with more than 50 different policy, media, and advocacy organizations. By engaging outside of the University system, academics are able to spread their research and raise their profile while lending a scholarly voice to national, state, and local policy.


  • Want to leverage your research outside of the academy?
  • Lend a scholarly voice to state and national policy issues?
  • Reach new audiences through speaking engagements?


We help connect full-time academics with opportunities in policy and media. If you want to expand the impact of your research, contact to be considered for countless speaking, media, and research opportunities such as:

  • Conducting research and writing scholarly papers (often in top journals)
  • Attending Policy Research Seminars
  • Writing op-eds and media statements (often in top newspapers)
  • Testifying before state and federal legislative committees
  • Speaking at events, on panels, and at IHS programs
  • Joining advisory boards and peer review committees
  • And more!



“IHS and Mercatus have given me amazing opportunities to engage in the battle of ideas” – Kelly Ferguson, George Mason University

Policy and Media Organizations

  • Looking to boost your research agenda?
  • Increase the quality of your publications?
  • Find experts to speak at upcoming events?


IHS provides free, personalized recommendations and introductions to top academic talent, providing a credible, scholarly perspective for your unique program, event, or organizational needs. We can connect you to scholars for:

  • Op-eds, blog posts, and policy briefs by scholars
  • Conducting research
  • Peer review
  • Expert testimony by scholars
  • Speakers and panelists
  • Research advisors
  • And more!


“The Find Scholars’ service has been a valuable part of our research outreach on a number of topics. The service has been prompt and extensive to match our needs. We look forward to working with IHS in the future through this service. The quality has been superb.” – Vance Ginn, Texas Public Policy Foundation

“Quick turnaround, accurate and useful lists.” – Michael Douma, Georgetown University

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For more information or questions about the FIND program, please email