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George Mason University Humane Studies Fellowship Program in USA, 2019

Applications are invited for Humane Studies Fellowships to pursue a liberty-advancing career in academia. As a Humane Studies Fellow, you will gain IHS as a partner and a champion for your academic career.

The Humane Studies Fellowship is a renewable, non-residency award of up to $15,000 per year to support current or future students enrolled in full-time PhD programs. Intended for students interested in developing, teaching, and applying classical liberal ideas and the principles of a free society, this program supports research and teaching in the social sciences and humanities.

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Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: March 1, 2018
  • Course Level: It is a non-residency fellowship programme to help graduate students succeed in their PhD programme.
  • Study Subject:  Intended for graduate students with an interest in developing, teaching, and applying the principles of a free society, this program supports research in the humanities and social sciences
  • Scholarship Award: The Humane Studies Fellowship is a renewable award of up to $15,000, and you may re-apply each year of your graduate school studies.
  • Nationality: International
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  Fellows from all around the world are eligible for these Humane Studies.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:
  • Be enrolled in a PhD program for the upcoming academic year.
  • Have a research interest that contributes to liberty-advancing scholarship.
  • Previous Humane Studies Fellowship applicants and winners who will be enrolled as full-time PhD students in the 2019-2020 academic year are welcome to apply.
  • Have attended an IHS program or event (If you’re new to IHS, we encourage you to apply to our PhD Scholarship).

Over the course of the academic year, you will also be required to accomplish either of the following:

  1. Present your research project at a conference.
  2. Have your research project ready for submission to a peer-reviewed journal by September 2018.
  • English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command over English language.

Research Scholarship

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants can apply through online processor.

How to Apply:

  • 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:
  • Describe the research project you will complete as part of the fellowship.
  • Tell us how your research project advances liberty.
  • Required Uploads
  • To complete the application for the Humane Studies Fellowship, applicants will need to upload the following:
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Submit two recommendations for your application, and you will need to provide the names of your references at the time of your application submission.

Online Application

Scholarship Link