The Institute for Humane Studies, affiliated with George Mason University, is a unique organization that assists undergraduate and graduate students worldwide who have a special interest in individual liberty. In 1999, IHS awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to more than 90 students from universities around the world.

IHS also sponsored the attendance of over 500 students from 19 countries at the free summer seminar series. Through these and other programs, the Institute promotes the study of liberty across a broad range of disciplines, encouraging understanding, open inquiry, rigorous scholarship, and creative problem-solving.



  Stimulate your intellect at a FREE week-long summer seminar held on college campus near you.

  Make your seminar travel plans with help from the IHS travel site.

Create your own success story. Get career advice and talk to top journalists, policy experts and professors about solutions to some of society's most pressing problems.

  Choose from a variety of different seminars. IHS offers introductory and advanced seminars, as well as seminars for aspiring scholars, policy analysts and journalists, and filmmakers and fiction writers.

Tina Wallace, while a student at MIT, described her seminar as "The only week out of the year that I truly felt intellectually stimulated."

Apply online, request an application by mail, or print out the application from the web.

Humane Studies Fellowships - Apply for fellowships of up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad.

Film and Fiction Scholarships - Apply for fellowships of up to $10,000 to support the study of filmmaking or creative writing.

Felix Morley Journalism Competition - Enter a competition for young writers and journalists whose published articles discuss individual rights and free markets. $5,000 awarded annually.

Hayek Fund for Scholars - Apply for grants of up to $1,000 to support travel to conferences or academic job interviews.

Koch Summer Fellow Program - Participate in a 10-week long paid internship in Washington, DC at a market-based policy institute.

Young Communicators Fellowship - Intern on the set of a television program or finish your novel at a writer's retreat with the help of IHS.

IHS Job Bank - Find out about job openings and internships at market-oriented organizations.

Syllabus Project - Browse over 100 syllabi of top scholars concerned with liberty.

Guide to Classical Liberal Scholarship - Consult a bibliography of works in the intellectual tradition concerned with liberty.

Humane Studies Review - Keep abreast of current scholarly trends by reading the Institute's online interdisciplinary journal. E-mail the editor for a free subscription.

Independent Study - Earn college credit from your university while you learn about liberty.

Campus Groups - Receive grants and assistance for your campus group.

Online resources for students and scholars.

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The Institute for Humane Studies
at George Mason University
3401 North Fairfax Dr., Suite 440
Arlington, Virginia 22201-4432

(703) 993-4880
(800) 697-8799 (toll free)
(703) 993-4890 (fax)

"We must make the building of a free society once more an intellectual adventure, a deed of courage." - F.A. Hayek


Receive a $20 gift certificate from Laissez-Faire Books! Recommend a student or colleague to IHS!

Apply for scholarships to attend college, graduate school, or law school.

Attend a FREE week-long summer seminar for those intending careers in research or academia.

Find out about research workshops with top scholars from around the world. Email IHS for details.

Apply for a grant from the Hayek Fund for Scholars by email or postal mail to attend professional conferences or academic job interviews.

Jump start your research! Search an online collection of syllabi, a guide to classical liberal scholarship, an online, interdisciplinary journal, and Independent Study resource page.

Build a successful campus group. Receive financial assistance for your campus group's events, get video tapes of top speakers, and connect with other groups nation wide.

Check out the Institute's list of online resources for students and scholars.

Attend a FREE week-long seminar focused on market-oriented approaches to public policy.

Gain an "Unfair Advantage"! Intern at top public policy institutes or magazines. IHS will pay you a stipend and cover the cost of housing, travel to Washington, DC, and two week-long seminars on policy and career strategy.

Apply for a fellowship to support the study of public policy or journalism.

Enter a journalism competition with a $2,500 top prize!

Search the IHS Job Bank for internship and job openings.

Apply for a grant to support yourself during an internship that you arrange.

Discuss art, film, literature, and liberty at a FREE week-long summer seminar.

Apply for scholarships of up to $10,000 to study film or creative writing.

Intern on the set of a TV show or finish your novel at a writers' retreat with the help from the Institute. Awards of up to $5.000!

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Last Updated: November 10, 1999