Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers with liberty-advancing research interests. The fellowships are open to students in a range of fields, such as economics, philosophy, law, political science, anthropology, and literature.
The program began in 1983 as the Claude R. Lambe Fellowships, and in 2010 IHS awarded more than 190 fellowships ranging from $2,000 to $15,000.
IHS considers applications from those who will be full-time graduate students or undergraduate juniors or seniors during the 2011-12 academic year and who have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society.
Applicants are evaluated based on three primary criteria:
- academic or professional performance
- potential for success in chosen field
- relevance of work to the advancement of a free society
Applications are due by December 31st.