Academic Event Support

Are you looking to host an academic event for students, faculty, or other scholars? IHS offers Academic Event Support which provides financial and logistical support for faculty looking to host an event or program for an academic audience.

IHS welcomes Academic Event Support applications for any and all academic events. Please note, support is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Example events include but are not limited to:

  • Special guest lectures, panel discussions, or interviews*
  • Workshops and Seminars (teaching online, academic publishing, etc.)*
  • Small-scale academic conferences*
  • Book clubs and reading groups

Academic Event Support Application Process

Applicants can submit their proposed event using the application form below. IHS reviews Academic Event Support applications on a rolling basis and sends decision notifications on a monthly basis. 

Academic Event Support applications must include the following:

  • An event title
  • Two potential dates
  • A line-item budget detailing the event expenses requiring funding
  • Essay of 300 words or less explaining how the proposed project or activity will advance the discussion or study of classical liberal ideas
  • Essay of 300 words or less describing your proposed event format and event goals.
  • If the event includes speakers or discussion leaders, they must be included in the application and align with IHS’s speaker guidelines
  • Feel free to attach any additional information and upload files into the application.

Events must be academic in nature and serve an academic audience. Applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the proposed event. We do not grant retroactive funding.

Academic Event Support funds projects up to $5,000. As a non-profit organization, the Institute for Humane Studies has a policy against supporting institutional overhead or indirect costs when making grants to faculty or graduate students.

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding the fall semester, all programs will take place remotely for the time being. IHS remains committed to providing excellent programming and support–whether in-person or online.

For research, travel, and other grants, see IHS’s Hayek Fund.

Application Form