Why Support IHS?

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Why Support the Institute for Humane Studies?

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is an education and talent-development organization that engages with students and professors around the country to ensure the ideas of freedom have a strong voice in America’s colleges and universities—institutions that have a decisive impact on young citizens and on public policy.

Our vision is for higher education to be a positive force for greater freedom, opportunity, and well-being for all.

With the support of generous donors like you, IHS makes progress toward this vision by:

  • Supporting Professors to drive long-term impact with their students, on their campuses and through their research.
  • Launching Freedom-Inspired academic careers by helping graduate students secure placements in the tough academic job market through grants, training programs to sharpen their skills and engagement with an intellectual community.
  • Helping Faculty engage undergrads through IHS-sponsored on-campus events, ensuring students encounter the ideas of freedom.
  • Advancing Free Speech and Open Inquiry by supporting professors and academic administrators who are working to advance intellectual diversity through leadership on their campuses.

Your generous tax-deductible investment enables IHS to transform the lives of college students, change the conversation on college campuses, and change the trajectory of public opinion and policy – playing a critical part in advancing a free and open society.

The Institute is an educational organization described in sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue

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Reach College Students

The Institute for Humane Studies is the premier provider of education in the ideas of freedom for college students through innovative on-campus and online educational programs.

Focus on Faculty

IHS has pursued an academic strategy—unique among freedom-focused organizations—to boost the ranks and effectiveness of professors who understand, teach, and research the principles of a free society.

Free Speech & Civil Discourse

It’s hard to recall when American society was more polarized– this is precisely why IHS launched its bold new Discourse Initiative– bringing together scholars of diverse opinions for civil conversations on difficult topics.

Meet Our Community

IHS is dedicated to connecting students and professors in a community of individuals committed to the power of freedom. Learn more about their academic and professional journey.