Humane Studies Fellowships

Scholarship Amount

$15,000 USD

Application Deadline

January 31, 2017


The Humane Studies Fellowship is a renewable, non-residency fellowship program for IHS alumni that awards up to $15,000 per year to help graduate students succeed in their PhD program.

The Humane Studies Fellowship program supports study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, and sociology, but all fellowships are awarded to graduate students whose research interests place an emphasis on advancing the ideas of a free society.

Research interests from previous Humane Studies Fellowship recipients included:

     Market-based approaches to environmental policy
     The legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England
     The role of patient autonomy in bioethics
     Impediments to economic growth in developing countries
     The relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance

The application for the 2016-2017 IHS Humane Studies Fellowship is now open. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2016.


Applicants must be one of the following: undergraduates who will be juniors or seniors during the academic year of funding, graduate students who are in any field and at any stage before completion of the Ph.D., law students, MBA students or other professional students. The fellowships can be used for study in the U.S. or abroad. Applicants must also be enrolled as full-time students at an accredited degree-granting institution.

Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian, American Indian, African American
Graduate Students, Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshmen

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