Humane Studies Research Grants

Deadline: on a rolling basis
Open to: international graduate students
Grant:  up to US $750

Description

These awards are made available exclusively to applicants who are new to Institute for Humane Studies or who have recently indicated an interest in academia. Successful projects vary greatly, from a paper presentation at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting to a job interview in New Zealand. All projects funded are seen to further an understanding of the classical liberal tradition.

The IHS Conference & Research Grant awards up to $750 to current PhD students for career-enhancing activities such as:

  • Presentations at academic or professional conferences;
  • Travel to academic job interviews (on a campus or at professional/academic conferences);
  • Travel to archives or libraries for research;
  • Participation in career-development or enhancing seminars;
  • Distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field;
  • Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers.

Eligibility

PhD students currently enrolled in graduate school are eligible for awards from the IHS Conference & Research Grant regardless of their nationality or university they are enrolled in.

Grant

Grants up to $750 are available to cover travel, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Presentations at academic or professional conferences;
  • Travel to academic job interviews on a campus or at professional/academic conferences;
  • Travel to archives or libraries for research;
  • Participation in career-development or enhancing seminars;
  • Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers.

Application

All applications must be submitted through their online application system. The application will ask for the following:

  • A brief essay of not more than 500 words describing how your proposed activity will advance your career;
  • A brief essay of not more than 500 words describing how your proposed activity advances our understanding of the principles, practices and institutions necessary for a free society or our understanding of the classical liberal or libertarian tradition;
  • An abstract or copy of the paper, if you intend to present at a conference;
  • An itemized list of expected expenses;
  • A curriculum vitae or resume.

Please note and have in mind that this grant is your key in your future partnering with IHS opportunities like scholarships, fellowships, grants for IHS members, jobs etc… (you can check here where the opportunities are available only for candidates who have already have worked or participated in projects with IHS )

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