Scholarships and Grants for Graduate Students

Spend less time worrying about finances so that you can focus on your research.

We award financial assistance to better equip you to conduct high-quality research so that you can explore and develop the ideas of freedom and advance your work in the academic community.

Many of our scholarship and grant programs involve more than financial assistance. By participating in our funding programs, you gain access to IHS’s vast network of scholars, receive career advice and opportunities, and become eligible for additional programs through IHS.

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PhD Application Fee Waiver

Increase your chances of getting into the right PhD program. We'll reimburse up to $300 of your application fees.

PhD Scholarship

Scholarships and Grants

Advance the principles of a free society as a doctoral student. We'll empower you to excel, with $1,500 and career support.

Conference and Research Grant

Whether you're traveling to conduct research for your paper or participating in a conference, expenses can start to erode your budget—unless you have a plan.

Fortunately, there are opportunities to make it more affordable.

The IHS Conference and Research Grant provides up to $750 to cover travel costs and fees for career-related expenses on a rolling basis to current graduate students for advancing the principles of freedom through their career.

Scholarships and Grants for Past Participants of IHS Programs

If you have received funding from us before or attended any of our past events, we encourage you to explore the opportunities below.

Humane Studies Fellowship

Stand out in a competitive market. Receive up to $15,000, an opportunity to receive one-on-one graduate advising, and access to IHS’s vast academic network.

Hayek Fund for Scholars

Faculty Funding

Advance your research within your discipline. Receive $750 to cover travel costs, conference fees, and other career-related expenses.