IHS Summer Seminars

Connecting tomorrow’s academics with the ideas of today.

Summer Seminars bring together aspiring academics and esteemed faculty leaders for rigorous academic discussion that explores the merits and challenges of a free society. Graduate students and advanced undergraduates will experience the profound necessity of liberty through interdisciplinary panels, lectures, and discussions during the day and continue conversations with newfound friends and colleagues during evening socials.

During each seminar, students can expect to have their minds opened and opinions challenged by other participants and faculty leaders. This year, IHS will host two seminars at distinguished east coast universities. By participating in an IHS Summer Seminar, students will be able to refine their research, hone their critical thinking skills, and gain access to a network of scholars that will support them throughout their entire academic career.

Applications Open January 15th, 2019

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Cost & Accommodations

IHS covers seminar tuition, housing, meals, and books. Participants are only responsible for travel costs. However, once accepted, students may apply for a scholarship to offset the cost of travel to and from the seminar. Travel scholarships are limited and will become available to accepted students later this spring.

IHS provides on-campus housing for all student participants. Accommodations are based on same-gender double occupancy. All meals are served in the on-campus dining facility and can accommodate standard dietary needs.

Eligibility and Requirements

Summer Seminars are open to advanced undergraduate students, recent graduates, and graduate students in North America and the United Kingdom. Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens, nor are they required to have studied in the U.S.

Ideal candidates are seeking to increase their knowledge of classical liberal ideas such as free speech, open markets, individual rights and other related themes. Preference will be given to students who are interested in or actively pursuing an academic career.

If you have any questions regarding this year’s Summer Seminars, please email us at Seminars@TheIHS.org.