Applying to Graduate School

Headed for graduate school? Start strong with funding from IHS.

If you aspire to explore and advance the ideas of freedom as an academic, we want to provide the resources you need to flourish in graduate school and beyond.

Our funding programs are designed to help you get into the best PhD programs and produce the best research – and spend less time worrying about money. And when you receive funding from IHS, you also unlock other resources: our network of scholars, career advice and opportunities, and the potential for additional funding and career development and placement programs.

Check out some funding opportunities below, and sign up for important updates from IHS.


Roger Pilon Fellowship

Students in Columbia University’s School of General Studies are eligible for this special $10,000 fellowship award.

Humane Studies Fellowship

Stand out in a competitive market. Receive up to $15,000, an opportunity to receive one-on-one graduate advising, and access to IHS’s vast academic network.

Hayek Fund for Scholars

Networking at Academic Conferences

Advance your research within your discipline. Receive a grant to cover PhD application fees, travel costs, conference fees, and other career-related expenses.