IHS Grant for Free Speech & Open Inquiry

Program Overview

With generous support from the Clifford S. Asness Family Foundation, IHS is pleased to announce grant opportunities of $1,000,000 over 5 years to support research, teaching, and programs on the subject of free speech and open inquiry. At the discretion of the IHS review committee, awards will range in size from small ($5,000) to large ($25,000) grants. Relevant subject areas include but are not limited to the history and theory of free speech, philosophical and legal defenses of free speech, the importance of open inquiry and intellectual diversity in higher education. IHS is particularly interested in proposals that explore how the classical liberal tradition of individual rights, free markets, and self-governance have contributed to, or intersect with, the development of free speech and open inquiry.

IHS traditionally works with academics in the fields of economics, political science, philosophy, history, and law. Scholars in other disciplines are welcome to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning immediately for the 2018-19 academic year and are available to academics of any career stage.

Successful applicants may be asked to visit Arlington, Virginia to present relevant research and activity to a select group from the IHS staff.

Applicants will be contacted within 15 days of receipt of their proposal.

Program Application