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

IHS is the premier provider of education in the ideas of freedom for college students—reaching them online, on campus, and in person. You can help us reach many more.

Support More Professors

IHS alumni professors will teach an estimated 10 million students over the course of their careers. See how you can help increase their ranks and enable their outsize influence.

Impact College Campuses

Bryn Mawr

IHS partners with professors across the country to cultivate a true marketplace of ideas on college campuses by facilitating unique on-campus programs.

Meet Our Community

IHS is dedicated to connecting students and professors in a community of individuals committed to the power of freedom.