Find Scholars

Are you an academic looking to expand the impact of your research?

Are you a policy, media, or advocacy organization in need of an expert opinion?

IHS connects a network of nearly 6,000 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.

“IHS and Mercatus have given me amazing opportunities to engage in the battle of ideas.”

– Kelly Ferguson, George Mason University


  • Leverage your research outside of the academy
  • Lend a scholarly voice to state and national policy issues
  • Reach new audiences through speaking engagements
  • Provide an expert POV for articles, op-eds, and media 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 Academic 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!

Policy and Media Organizations

  • Boost your in-house research agenda
  • Increase the quantity and quality of your publications
  • Find credible scholars to speak at upcoming events
  • Access experts for interviews, public statements, and articles

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!


To connect with scholars like these, submit a Find Scholars request today! For more information or questions about the FIND program, please email