IHS Sabbatical Research Fellowships

Program Overview

The Institute for Humane Studies is offering to fund semester-long sabbaticals for the study, research, and teaching of classical liberal ideas.

Areas of interest include free/open markets, individual rights, private property, peace, prosperity, self-determination/autonomy, decentralization, limited government, privacy, free speech, the cultural drivers and consequences of classical liberal ideas, and related themes.

IHS traditionally works with academics in the fields of economics, political science, philosophy, history, and law. Scholars in other disciplines are welcome to apply. The awards will be offered in the 2020-2021 academic year and sabbaticals must be taken during the prescribed time period.

Awards will be given at two levels: $50,000 and $85,000.
Awards are not limited to tenured faculty. Faculty at any stage of their career may apply. Academics looking to complete book projects or articles as part of a tenure application or promotion dossier are especially encouraged to apply.

$85,000 awards will be reserved for senior scholars with exemplary publication records. The application allows applicants to opt-in to the pool for consideration at this higher award level.

Successful applicants will be expected to visit Arlington, Virginia to present current research to a select group of IHS staff.

Unsuccessful candidates still seeking funding are encouraged to apply to our other funding opportunities. Please contact: Funding@TheIHS.org or visit our funding pages for more information.

Review Deadlines

Round One: November 1, 2019
Round Two: March 1, 2020

Application and Review Details

The IHS Sabbatical Research Fellowships will be reviewed in two rounds. The first review deadline will be November 1, 2019 and the second will be March 1, 2020. All applicants will be notified of their application status within 30 days of their respective review deadline. Applications submitted after 11:59 pm EST on November 1, 2019 will not be reviewed until the March 1, 2020 review deadline.

Program Application

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.