Publication Support

IHS offers significant financial support to academics interested in publishing an edited volume or a special journal issue. Publication Support funding ranges from smaller top-up grants of $5,000-10,000 to larger grants to support ambitious publication projects of up to $40,000. Eligible projects will advance classical liberal scholarship and address the following key challenges to classical liberal ideas:

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.

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.

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.

Program Details

Book volumes will have a critical introduction, written by the editor, and contributor-written 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. These grants may be used to underwrite direct expenses, pay the 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.


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

Application and Deadlines

October 1, 2021 | Applications due
November 15, 2021 | Decisions announced

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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.