Publication Support

IHS offers significant financial support to select academics interested in publishing an edited volume or a special journal issue. These volumes will advance classical liberal scholarship and address key challenges to classical liberal ideas, specifically: 

The tension between Liberty and Equality and the challenge that free societies do not generate acceptable levels of material equality, with inequalities constituting injustice and producing a variety of social problems.

Publication Support

The tension between Dynamism and Stability and the challenge that social and economic change threatens stability in the lives and communities of those who do not benefit directly from dynamism.

Dynamism and Stability

The tension between Open Inquiry and Social Cohesion and the challenge that open inquiry relies on principles that allow for the propagation of repugnant views, privileging dominant groups at the expense of others.

Open Inquiry and Social Cohesion

Book volumes will have a critical introduction, written by the editor, and contributors who write essays 5,000-8,000 words in length. The academic journal symposia will be devoted to a relevant theme and will be specially edited by partner scholars. At the discretion of the IHS review committee, awards will range in size from $5,000 to $40,000. These grants may be used to underwrite direct expenses, pay editor(s) and pay contributors. As a non-profit organization, the Institute for Humane Studies has a policy against supporting institutional overhead or indirect costs when making grants to university scholars.

Requirements for support include:

  • Clear relevance of the project to the themes above
  • Include 12-15 contributors that offer both sympathetic and critical perspectives
  • Agreement confirmed with publisher or journal

Applicants will hear back from IHS within six weeks of submitting their application. If you have any questions, please contact us at

This program is made possible in part by the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation. The ideas and opinions expressed in supported projects are those of the participant(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation or the Institute for Humane Studies.