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 and resources below, and sign up for important updates from IHS.


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.

Humane Studies Fellowship

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.

Roger Pilon Fellowship

Roger Pilon Fellowship

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

Graduate School 101

Graduate School 101

Get guidance from faculty experts on applying to—and succeeding in—top PhD programs.

Applying to Grad School Video Playlist

Grad Students Take Notes

If you are interested in developing, teaching, and applying the principles of a free society as an academic, you might want to begin developing your strategy for applying to graduate school.

Resources for Applying to Grad School

IHS is committed to helping you develop your academic potential. Whether you’re thinking about graduate school, or have already started the application process, we have resources to help in the success of your academic career.