The IHS PhD Scholarship awards $1,500 to entering and currently enrolled graduate students in doctoral programs.
Each year IHS awards 50 PhD Scholarships to applicants intending careers in higher education or other academic pursuits, whose work advances the principles of individual liberty and economic freedom.
Additional benefits for IHS PhD Scholarship recipients:
- Eligibility to apply for the IHS Humane Studies Fellowship that grants up to $15,000 a year toward academic expenses
- Access to a vast network of over 1400 liberty-advancing scholars to help you with every step of your academic career
- A mentoring program that connects you with a scholar who can offer experience and guidance
- Invitations to attend exclusive events like IHS Research Colloquia that provide opportunities to get feedback on current research from top scholars and hone conference presentation skills
- Access to Career Development Seminars and Online Workshops to help you with everything from overcoming procrastination, to finishing your dissertation, to exploring the online teaching space
- Invitations to Advanced Topics Weekend Seminars co-sponsored with Liberty Fund that explore classical liberal in greater detail
- Invitations to academic receptions with leading scholars in your region
The application for the 2016-2015 Humane Studies Fellowship will be available in November.
Eligibility for the IHS PhD Scholarship:
The IHS PhD Scholarship is open to full-time graduate students who will be enrolled in a PhD program in the 2015-2016 academic year. Preference is given to applicants doing work in the humanities and social sciences, particularly economics, history, philosophy, and political science.
Applicants for the IHS PhD Scholarship must demonstrate research interest in the area of individual and economic freedom and its impact on societies and culture as well as a strong overall academic record.
Please note: Alumni of IHS funding and in-person educational programs should apply for the Humane Studies Fellowship.