IHS Humane Studies Fellowship 2019

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IHS Humane Studies Fellowship 2019

Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University is delighted to announce the IHS Humane Studies Fellowship. The fellowship is available to the current or future students who are enrolled as full-time in a Ph.D. program for the upcoming academic year. The Humane Studies Fellowship is a renewable, non-residency award of up to $15,000 per year.

Who May Eligible:

To be eligible to apply for the Humane Studies Fellowship, you must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. program for the upcoming academic year.
  • Have a research interest that contributes to the advancement of classical liberal scholarship.
  • Previous Humane Studies Fellowship applicants and winners who will be enrolled as full-time Ph.D. students in the 2019-2020 academic year are welcome to apply.
  • Prior participation in IHS programming is not required to apply.
  • International students are eligible, however, preference is given to applicants who live or study in the United States, Canada, and/or the United Kingdom.
  • Qualifying fields of study include economics, political science, philosophy, law, history, sociology, and similar disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.
  • they typically do not fund students studying the natural sciences, medicine, or engineering.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link: https://theihs.org/funding/humane-studies-fellowship/#application


  • As part of the application process, you will be required to answer two essay questions and upload several supporting documents, listed below:
  • Essay Questions In 500 words or fewer:
    • Describe the research project you will complete as part of the fellowship.
    • Tell us how your research project advances a deeper understanding of classical liberal ideas.
  • To complete the application for the Humane Studies Fellowship, you will need to upload the following:
    • CV
    • A recent writing sample of 3,000 words or fewer. Partial samples of longer works are acceptable.
    • An official or unofficial electronic transcript from your current or most recent institution.
    • If applicable, upload your dissertation proposal.
  • Supporting documents must be uploaded to the application as electronic files (.doc, pdf, etc.).
  • They do not accept applications submitted by mail.
  • It is recommended that you begin collecting supporting materials early, as certain items may take time to compile.
  • You must provide two recommendations for your application.
  • note, your references must submit their recommendation letters via email at HSF@TheIHS.org, prior to the application deadline of February 10th, 2019.


The Humane Studies Fellowship is will provide up to $15,000 per year to support current or future students enrolled in full-time Ph.D. programs.

Application Deadline:

The application will close on February 10, 2019.

Apply Now

If you experience problems with completing this step in the application process, reach HSF@TheIHS.org.

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