Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.
Awards range from $2,000 to $15,000 and fellowship winners may re-apply for each year of their studies.
The program is open to full-time and prospective graduate students, including law and MBA students. There are a limited number of fellowships open to undergraduate juniors and seniors with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a scholarly career.
Past fellows have researched historical and contemporary ideas on freedom of action and association and the rule of law. Some notable research interests include:
- 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
Exceptional candidates with an evident intention of advancing liberty through other intellectual activities, such as teaching, policy analysis, and law, will also be considered.
There is a $25 application fee.