Graduate Research Workshop

Summer Graduate Research Workshop

June 20-23 | Bryn Mawr College

Our Summer Graduate Research Workshop brings together graduate students that are preparing their research for publication and presentation. Over the course of the weekend, attendees will present their research and receive feedback from peers and faculty mentors in their individual disciplines. In addition, they will have the unique opportunity to learn more about our faculty mentors’ current work, other graduate students research, and network over meals and receptions with other aspiring academics.

IHS will provide a $100 honorarium, travel stipend, living accommodations, and meals. Make sure to see our other funding opportunities as well.

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What to Expect

Participants will be expected to deliver a brief presentation on an original research topic. Proposals should address a subject of scholarly significance that draws upon the classical liberal tradition, explores the significance of human freedom, or furthers our understanding of the principles and characteristics of a free society. Presentations are given 30 minutes but are encouraged to keep their presentations around 20 minutes so there is plenty of time for feedback and questions from faculty and peers. The workshop will feature topics in philosophy, economics, political science, history, and other related fields within the humanities and social sciences. Papers that use interdisciplinary and mixed methodological approaches are welcome, though this is not required.

Additional Details

  • To be eligible for consideration, participants must either be full-time PhD graduate students or MA students who are completing coursework toward an eventual PhD.
  • The application form will require your project title, an abstract, your CV, and a brief personal research statement describing the relationship of your research to the broader classical liberal tradition.
  • IHS provides accepted participants with all meals and shared housing accommodations for the duration of the workshop, based on dual-occupancy with another participant.
  • Accepted participants will be eligible for a travel stipend to cover airfare or ground transportation to and from the workshop.

IHS graduate seminars and workshops provide unique opportunities for you to explore classical liberal ideas at an advanced level, learn about the possibilities of an academic career, and present your research.

Most importantly, though, you’ll meet scholars and peers who share your passion for ideas.

If you are new to IHS and would like to get involved, you can learn about our scholarship and grant programs here.

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Application Form

Applications for the Graduate Summer Research Workshop have officially closed. Please check back later this summer for updates on our fall programs.