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Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) PhD Scholarship

IHS awards the IHS PhD Scholarships each year in the amount of $1,500 to promising students dedicated to developing, teaching, and applying the principles of a free society.

Besides that immediate financial assistance, this scholarship opens up possibilities for your future to:

-Become eligible in the next academic year to apply for the renewable IHS Humane Studies Fellowship that awards up to $15,000.
-Gain access to our vast network of liberty-advancing scholars.
-Receive invitations to exclusive workshops designed specifically to help graduate students improve their research and further their academic careers.

Full-time graduate student enrolled in a PhD program during the 2017–2018 academic year are eligible for this scholarship.

Applicants should have a strong record of academic excellence as well as a demonstrated research interest that is rooted in the tradition of individual and economic freedoms.


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Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Senior

Graduate: First year graduate student, PhD student

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
individual freedoms, free society

Additional Qualifications:

Last Updated:
June 13, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17