Humane Studies Fellowships USA 2017 


Humane Studies Fellowships for current or prospective full-time graduate students from accredited universities anywhere in the world. Applications are open until January 31, 2017. Full details: 

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: Graduate Research Fellowship

Field(s): research interests are related to ideas of a free society. ( The fellowship is open to current or prospective full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world whose research interests are related to ideas of a free society.)

Deadline: January 31, 2017

Funded By: The Humane Studies Fellowship

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Humane Studies Fellowships are targeted for current or prospective full-time graduate students from accredited universities anywhere in the world.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified.

Scholarship covers: The Humane Studies Fellowship is a non-residency fellowship program that awards up to $15,000 per year. Moreover, it provides individual advising and an extensive support network to help ensure academic success before and after you receive your degree.

Description

The Humane Studies Fellowship is a non-residency fellowship program that awards up to $15,000 per year. Moreover, it provides individual advising and an extensive support network to help ensure academic success before and after you receive your degree.

Is the Humane Studies Fellowship right for me?

Is it right for me?

The fellowship is open to current or prospective full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world whose research interests are related to ideas of a free society.

What sort of individuals are you looking for?

Students who are dedicated to advancing the ideas of liberty through research and teaching.

What other benefits are there besides the money?

Plenty! For one thing, you’ll be joining an impressive network of over 1,400 liberty-advancing scholars and students, including David Schmidtz at the University of Arizona, Tyler Cowen at George Mason University, and Randall Kroszner at the University of Chicago.

Plus, you’ll also be able to attend invitation-only programs such as the Career Development Seminar, Research Colloquium, and Advanced Topics weekend seminars.

And, don’t forget, the financial provision allows you to focus on your studies in greater freedom. (Literally as well as figuratively.)

Eligibility

WHO’S ELIGIBLE for Humane Studies Fellowships?

‣ IHS considers applications from individuals who will be full-time graduate students during the 2013-14 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:

‣ Relevance of work to the advancement of a free society

‣ Academic or professional performance

‣ Potential for success in chosen field

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability. Although IHS considers applications from outside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, fellowships are generally awarded to applicants who live or study in those countries.

THE AWARD ITSELF

The Humane Studies Fellowship is an award up to $15,000.

‣ Fellowships are awarded for one year, and award winners may reapply for each year of their full-time studies.

‣ Fellowships take into account the tuition at the recipient’s institution and any other funds received by the recipient.

‣ Full scholarships will not be awarded to students who will receive full-tuition scholarships or stipends from other sources, although partial awards will be considered.

‣ Award decisions by IHS and its trustees are final and not subject to appeal.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

As a Humane Studies Fellow you’ll be eligible for invitation-only events that will provide opportunities to discuss new research and other advanced topics with leading scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Recent programs have explored issues like:

‣ Freedom and Coercion

‣ Progress, Tradition and Responsibility

‣ Constitutionalism and Safeguards of Individual Liberty

‣ The Legitimate Role of Government

Scholarship Application Method

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Application Process

All applications must be submitted through our online application system, which becomes available November 1, 2016. You will be able to start and save your application and submit it at a later time.

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.

Recommendations
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.

It is your responsibility to have your references submit their recommendation letters for you to Jerrod Laber at funding@theihs.org by the appropriate deadline. 

Make sure the people writing the letters of recommendation for you are aware of the deadline (to be updated this fall) for submitting their materials to IHS.

Checking the status of your Humane Studies Fellowship application
You will be able to check the status of your application, upload additional documents, provide updates, and change your recommenders in your IHS account.

 Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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