Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship

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


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:


  1. Describe the research project you will complete as part of the fellowship.
  2. Tell us how your research project advances liberty.


Required Uploads

To complete the application for the Humane Studies Fellowship, you will need to upload the following:


  1. Your CV.
  2. A recent writing sample of 3,000 words or fewer. If your preferred writing sample is longer than 3,000 words, a partial sample of that work is acceptable.
  3. An electronic transcript from your current (or most recent) institution. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.


If you have defended your dissertation proposal, please submit your proposal.

Supporting documents must be uploaded to the application as electronic files (.doc, pdf, etc.) as we no longer accept supporting materials by mail. Please begin collecting supporting materials early, as certain items may take time to compile. Instructions for how to submit supporting materials are listed at the end of the online application.



You must submit two recommendations for your application, and you will need to provide the names of your references at the time of your application submission.

Note: It is your responsibility to have your references submit their recommendation letters for you to Jerrod Laber at before the application period closes on March 1, 2018.

Deadline: 03/01/2018
Amount: Up to $15,000
How to apply:

For more information and to apply, please visit:

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