Institute for Humane Studies - Sabbatical funding available

21. 2. 2019

Semester-long sabbatical funding

Are you looking to take a sabbatical in the near future? IHS offers semester-long sabbatical funding for faculty interested in completing research on classical liberal ideas such as free markets, private property, the rule of law, and much more. Apply by March 1 to receive $42,000 in sabbatical funding through the IHS Sabbatical Research Fellowship

Take a look at the opportunities below to see how IHS might be able to assist you!


Dr. Nigel Ashford
Senior Program Officer
Institute for Humane Studies

Opportunities from IHS

Support for Your Academic Career

Interested in Developing a Curriculum Centered around Free Speech and Open Inquiry? 
Faculty can receive $5,000 - $25,000 to facilitate on-campus programs, curriculum development, or research on the past, present, and future of free speech through the IHS Grant for Free Speech and Open Inquiry. Apply now! 

*Applications accepted on a rolling basis 

Want to Finish Your Book Project? Apply for Sabbatical Funding by March 1
IHS awards individual faculty members $42,000 in funding for semester-long sabbaticals. Faculty looking to conduct research on classical liberal ideas such as free markets, individual rights, private property, and much more are encouraged to apply.  Sabbaticals to be taken during the 2018-2020 academic years.    
Apply today for the IHS Sabbatical Research Fellowship.  
Deadline: March 1, 2019 

Presenting at APEE? The Hayek Fund Can Help Pay For Your Travel 
Ranging from conference travel expenses and manuscript submission fees to research assistance and purchasing data sets, the Hayek Fund for Scholars is designed to support scholars in covering costs associated with research and career advancement. Past recipients are eligible to apply. 

*Applications accepted on a rolling basis 

Start a Discussion on Your Campus by Hosting a Colloquia or Campus-Wide Event 
Interested in bringing classical liberal ideas to your students in an innovative and open forum? We offer different partnering options to fit your hosting needs. To learn more, email or you can Propose a Program or Express Interest. 

Upcoming Seminars and Conferences

Frontiers in Permissionless Innovation 
April 4, 2019 | Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas 
IHS and the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University will host a full-day seminar preceding the Association of Private Enterprise Education's (APEE) Annual Meeting to explore some of the policy barriers innovators experience when creating and distributing new technology. Participants will hear from keynote speaker, Adam Thierer from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, as well as panelists whose focuses range from emerging technology in the healthcare industry, distributed technology and their applications, and the future of energy. Travel stipends are available to help offset the cost of attendance. Apply today!  

Will You be Attending Any of the Following Academic Conferences this Spring?  
We will be! Let us know if you'd like to receive updates about IHS events taking place there. 

Public Choice Society | Express Interest 
Philosophy, Politics, & Economics Society | Express Interest 
International Studies Association | Express Interest 
Midwest Political Science Association | Express Interest 
Association of Private Enterprise Education | Express Interest

IHS Opportunities for Your Students

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The Humane Studies Fellowship (HSF) deadline has been extended to March 31!  
HSF is a renewable, non-residency award of up to $15,000 that is available to current and future students in Ph.D. programs to help offset the costs of graduate school and career advancement. If you know of any students currently enrolled in or entering a Ph.D. program who have an interest in developing, teaching, and applying classical liberal ideas, please encourage them to visit the HSF webpage to learn more! 

Summer Seminars Applications are Now Open! 
Summer Seminars bring together aspiring academics and esteemed faculty leaders for rigorous scholarly discussion that explores the merits and challenges of a free society. During each seminar, students can expect to have their minds opened and opinions challenged by other participants and faculty leaders. This year, IHS will host two seminars at distinguished east coast universities. If you know any graduate students and advanced undergraduates that would enjoy participating in one of our seminars this year, please encourage them to visit the Summer Seminars webpage to apply! 

Civil Society in Uncivil Times: How Does Civil Society Impact Individual Freedom? Davidson College, North Carolina | July 13-19, 2019 
Justice or "Just Us?": Can Liberty Further the Goals of Equality and Justice? 
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  | July 31-August 4, 2019 

Nominate your students by completing this short form or contact us

Internships, Institute for Humane Studies 
If your students are looking for summer internships, please let them know that IHS is looking for talented individuals to fill a variety of roles! Interested students should email for more information. 

Fellowships, Mercatus Center  
Apply today for one of these Mercatus fellowships: Adam Smith Fellowship for Ph.D. students in a variety of disciplines, Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship for Ph.D. students with a quantitative training, or Bastiat Fellowship for Ph.D., MA, and JD students with an interest in public policy.  
Deadline: March 1, 2019  

Nominate Your Students for IHS Programs: 

Early Graduate Career Development Seminar 
April 26–28, 2019 | Arlington, VA   

Focusing on early-stage graduate students, this seminar teaches participants how to craft their research agendas, make an informed decision on how to choose an advisor and mentor, as well as the importance of publishing and networking. Students will be guided by academic mentors including Dr. Gary Uzonyi, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Tennessee and Dr. Audrey Redford, Assistant Professor of Economics at Western Carolina University IHS will provide a $100 honorarium, travel stipend, hotel accommodations, and meals.  
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Summer Graduate Research Workshop 
June 20–23, 2019 | Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA 

Our Summer Graduate Research Workshop brings together graduate students that are preparing their research for publication and presentation. Over the course of the weekend, attendees will present their research and receive feedback from peers and faculty mentors in their individual disciplines. In addition, they will have the unique opportunity to learn more about our faculty mentors’ current work, other graduate students research, and network over meals and receptions with other aspiring academics. IHS will provide a $100 honorarium, travel stipend, living accommodations, and meals.  

Nominate your students by completing this short form or contact us at for more information. 

Join Us at an Upcoming Campus-Wide Event: 

Debate: Is it Time for America to Embrace Socialism?  
March 12, 2019 | University of San Diego  
Speakers: Mike Munger, Duke University & Vivek Chibber, New York University  
For more information visit our event page or contact us at   
Panel: Hate Speech and Free Expression  
March 14–15, 2019 | University of Delaware  
Speakers: Nadine Strossen, New York Law School & john a. powell, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society 
This panel is a part of the Speech Limits in Public Life: At the Intersection of Free Speech and Hate event. For more information contact us at   

Lecture: Free Trade 
March 20, 2019 | Metropolitan State University of Denver
Speaker: Dr. Debrasish Chakraborty, Central Michigan State 
For more information contact us at 

Lecture: The Great Enrichment  
April 2, 2019  | University of Colorado, Colorado Springs  
Speaker: Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois at Chicago 
For more information contact us at   
Graduate Discussion Colloquium: Income Inequality  
April 13, 2019 | Troy University 
Discussion Leader: Stephen Miller, Troy University 
For more information contact us at 

Funding & Career Opportunities

Mini-Grants on Free Market Economics: Research & Teaching  
The Acton Institute invites proposals from faculty in course development or faculty research.
Deadline: March 31, 2019

Visiting Fellows, American Institute for Economic Research
AIER offers visiting research fellowships in economics and related areas for Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors. Rolling deadlines.

Julian Simon Fellowship, Property and Environment Research Center
PERC offers the Julian Simon Fellowships for policy-oriented research on natural resources and environmental economics.

Visiting Fellows, Heritage Foundation
The fellowship is open to university faculty (on sabbatical, on leave, or retired) and to recent Ph.D. applicants demonstrating an ability to relate the foundational principles of American political thought to contemporary issues. The fellowship will run from September 2019 to August 2020.

Visiting Fellows, Princeton University
The program invites college and university professors and other professionals with established records of scholarship to apply for appointments as Visiting Fellows for the academic year running from September 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.

Professorship of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Richmond
The ideal candidate will have earned JD and Ph.D. degrees and will conduct interdisciplinary research and teach in an interdisciplinary environment. Successful candidates will teach courses in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and the School of Law.

Networking & Publishing Opportunities

Culture, Religion, and Eudaimonia Conference  
March 21-23 | Winston-Salem, NC  

Johns Hopkins Symposium on Free Market Solutions to Urban Grand Challenges  
April 22-24, 2019 | Baltimore, MD  
Call for papers: March 1, 2019  

Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management Research Conference  
November 7-10, 2019 | Denver, CO  
Call for papers: April 11, 2019 

Political Economy in the Carolinas Journal Submissions  
Submissions to the Journal are welcome from a wide range of disciplines including political science, economics, legal studies, history, and philosophy.   

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