Panel Support

panel support

IHS offers financial support to scholars who are organizing sessions at upcoming academic conferences. Panelist(s) should seek to address one of these three questions:

  1. What is our understanding of equality and its importance in a free society?
    Examples include: Equality and Liberty in the Developing World, The Role of Equality in Liberal Democracies, and Liberty and Equality in Social Justice Movements.

  2. Can human flourishing advance while social and economic change undercut stability in the lives of those who do not benefit directly from market dynamism?
    Examples include: Institutional Strength and Fragility: How Durable are American Institutions?, Partisan Realignment: Citizenship in a Time of Shifting Party Coalitions, and The Impact of Immigration on the Economy, Culture, and Society

  3. Can we maintain a commitment to open inquiry while preserving respectful exchange in a diverse world?
    Examples include: Institutional Analyses of Academic Freedom: What are Universities For? , Mill in the 21st Century: Reconsidering Freedom, Harm, and the Search for Truth, and Toleration Studies: How Societies Overcome the Challenges of Difference

Requirements for support include:

  • Panels must have at least five participants, including a moderator and discussants.
  • At least two unpublished papers should be presented in each session and submitted to IHS before the conference. Book projects will be considered, but the book must not be released before the conference takes place.
  • Panelists should represent diverse viewpoints from different ends of the ideological spectrum.

Scholars who are organizing sessions at upcoming academic conferences are encouraged to apply below.

Applicants will hear back from IHS within six weeks of submitting their application. For this reason, we suggest applying at least two months before the conference submission deadline, though this is not required. While IHS welcomes applications for panels at any academic conference, preference will be given to panels taking place at major conferences in the United States.

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