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Spread the Word: The Humane Studies Fellowship

Spread the Word: The Humane Studies Fellowship

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The application for our Humane Studies Fellowship is live. Each year, IHS awards fellowships to liberty-advancing students with awards ranging from $2000-$15000 in addition to individual advising and support for academic careers. The deadline to apply for the 2013/14 academic year is January 31, 2013.     For faculty, we have put together a small packet which contains a PDF [...]

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Apply for the Humane Studies Fellowship Today, Never Eat Ramen Again!

Apply for the Humane Studies Fellowship Today, Never Eat Ramen Again!

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ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS: PUT DOWN THE RAMEN PICK UP A PEN APPLY FOR THE IHS HUMANE STUDIES FELLOWSHIP Step 1: Don’t stock up on ramen at Rico’s Discount Mega Mart. You won’t be needing it. Step 2: Instead, apply for the IHS Humane Studies Fellowship by Thursday January 31, 2013! Email me, Aaron Gordon (agordon @ ihs.gmu.edu) if you have any concerns. Step 3: Get money for grad [...]

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HSF Winner Profile: John Thrasher

HSF Winner Profile: John Thrasher

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The applications for Humane Studies Fellowships went up last week. If you’ve been thinking about applying, but just haven’t gotten around to finishing your application yet, check out this profile of HSF winner John Thrasher for inspiration! The Humane Studies Fellowship offers grants of up to $15,000 for students intent on advancing classical liberal ideas. We fund students from a [...]

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Creative Research Funding Tips

Creative Research Funding Tips

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Professor Art Carden, Assistant Professor of Economics at Samford University shares from his experience the best tips and innovative ways in which he has found funding for his research. For more advice on research funding, see these other posts: How IHS Program Officers Can Help You Tips and Pitfalls for Research Funding in Grad School The Art of Writing Proposals Podcast: Mike [...]

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The Art of Writing Proposals

The Art of Writing Proposals

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Finding funding for your research can be a daunting task. Adam Przeworski and Frank Salomon co-authored, The Art of Writing Proposals, an 8 page essay originally written in 1988 that still offers excellent advice on understanding the grant proposal process and how to best present your research for funding. The advice was generally written for researchers in the social sciences, [...]

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Tips and Pitfalls for Research Funding in Grad School

Tips and Pitfalls for Research Funding in Grad School

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“How do I secure money for ___?” Whether you’re a grad student or faculty member, you have probably asked yourself that question at some point in your career. Perhaps it’s tuition, or living expenses, or a grant to buy data or books. Maybe it’s for travel to a conference, dues in a professional association, or a stipend to conduct research [...]

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Etiquette for Emailing Scholarship Programs

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When applying for a program or scholarship, you’re going to carefully craft your essays, writing samples, and reference choices so you appear as a dedicated scholar with contributions to your field that ought to be taken seriously. When corresponding or speaking with someone from the program, you’re effectively extending your application to these interactions. So just as you will for [...]

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Need Funding to Engage Your Students in the Principles of Liberty?

Need Funding to Engage Your Students in the Principles of Liberty?

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Do you have a project in mind that would help your students explore classical liberal principles? The Institute for Humane Studies can help fund educational activities that serve to impart understanding about the principles and practices of liberty. The Hayek Fund for Scholars awards faculty grants for education-enhancement activities designed to engage students with the ideas of liberty, beyond the [...]

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Running a Speaker Series: The Beloit College Approach

Running a Speaker Series: The Beloit College Approach

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I teach at Beloit College, a residential liberal arts college in southern Wisconsin. One of Beloit College’s signature programs is the annual Upton Forum on the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations. Every fall, the Forum brings to Beloit’s campus a distinguished scholar working within the classical liberal tradition. Over the course of a week, the Upton Scholar engages with students [...]

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Podcast: Dr. Mike Munger on Obtaining Research Funding

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Jeanne Hoffman talks with Mike Munger about strategies and tactics for obtaining funding for your academic research. Dr. Munger is a professor at Duke University in the political science and economics departments in the School of Public Policy as well as the director of the joint UNC/Duke Philosophy, politics and economics program. He blogs at Kids Prefer Cheese. Download this interview Get IHS [...]

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