Undergrad to Graduate Resources

Undergraduate Offerings from IHS

IHS offers a variety of programs, funding, and resources for undergraduates interested in pursuing advanced degrees and ultimately joining the ranks of academia as a faculty member or administrator. The journey from undergraduate to graduate can be confusing, we are here to assist you along the way.

Undergraduate Programs

Discussion participant

Discussion Colloquia 
Hosted by a professor, discussion colloquia bring together a small group of students to create an open forum to discuss ideas. Group sizes can vary and are available on a variety of topics and disciplines, including history, philosophy, economics, and more.


Graduate School 101
Graduate School 101 is an online workshop designed to help undergraduates and master’s students thrive in their doctoral studies. Join our esteemed faculty in exploring how to choose a PhD program, get accepted, develop a research agenda, and find success in your first year and beyond. You’ll also learn how IHS can support your career with programs like the Humane Studies Fellowship.

Graduate School 101

Book Clubs
IHS offers grants for faculty to lead student book clubs throughout the semester. Book clubs provide an opportunity for faculty to engage with a small group of students outside the classroom and explore new ideas that students might not have discovered otherwise.


Academic Event Support
We welcome applications for any and all academic events. Please note, support is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 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

Funding Programs 

IHS offers funding opportunities for undergraduates applying for a PhD program who want to explore and advance classical liberal ideas as a professor. Our funding programs are designed to help students get into the best PhD programs and produce top-notch research without the hassle of worrying about money. 

Hayek Fund for Scholars 
Awarded on a rolling basis, the Hayek Fund for Scholars can be used by undergraduates to pay for PhD program application fees. 


Humane Studies Fellowship 
The Humane Studies Fellowship is a renewable, non-residency award of up to $15,000 per year to support both current and future students in PhD programs with a defined research interest within the classical liberal tradition. 


Undergraduate Specific Resources

Career Resources


IHS Blog
The IHS Blog offers many resources for students preparing for graduate school or applying for a PhD program. 


Ideas in Progress podcast

Ideas in Progress is a weekly podcast with discussions regarding IHS events, scholars, and classical liberal ideas and concepts.