Support More Professors

Growing the Community of Professors Committed to the Power of Freedom and Ideas

Since the 1980s, the Institute for Humane Studies (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.

Over the last five years, we have seen a 50 percent increase in the number of IHS alumni who are now professors. Today, there are nearly 1,977 IHS alumni professors, who will teach an estimated 12 million students over their careers and shape academic discourse and public policy through their research.

Through continued growth and innovation in our programs, IHS aims to assist 6,000 aspiring professors in this decade through:

  • Financial support for grad students committed to advancing the principles and practice of freedom in their careers.
  • Unique career-development programs and online resources that provide guidance on publishing, research, teaching, and more.
  • Individualized mentoring from professors in the IHS network.
  • Job-placement assistance.

In addition to helping aspiring professors, IHS connects current faculty to opportunities with leading policy organizations to impact current policy debates through their scholarship and commentary.

With your support, IHS is ensuring that thousands of aspiring and current professors understand and are well equipped to advance the ideas of a free society, with a growing impact at colleges and universities for decades to come.