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Humane Studies Fellowships

Institute for Humane Studies (IHS)

Program Summary

Humane Studies Fellowships, begun in 1983 as Claude R. Lambe Fellowships, are awarded by the Institute for Humane Studies to support the work of outstanding students interested in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition The core principles of this tradition include the recognition of individual rights and the dignity and worth of each individual; protection of these rights through the institution of private property, contract, and the rule of law, and through freely evolved intermediary institutions; and voluntarism in all human relations, including the unhampered market mechanism in economic affairs and the goals of free trade, free migration, and peace.


Applications will be considered from those who:
* will be full-time graduate students, or undergraduate students with junior or senior standing, in the 2001-2002 academic year,
* have a clearly demonstrated interest in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies, and
* are interested in applying the principles of this tradition in their work.


Amounts awarded taken into account the cost of tuition at the recipient's institution and any other funds received. Full scholarships cannot be awarded to students who will be receiving full-tuition scholarships or stipends from other sources, although such students may still be considered for partial awards. Approximately eighty scholarships are given each year. Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded for one year; students are eligible to reapply in subsequent years.


December 30, 2000 - applications must be postmarked by this date.

Application and for more informationRequired application materials: * Signed application form - send original plus two copies. * College transcripts - send a transcript for each college or university attended. Photocopies are acceptable. * Admission test scores - submit an official score report for the most recent admission test (GRE, LSAT, GMAT, SAT or ACT, etc.) * At least two recommendations * Essays - three copies of each of the following essays (please number pages): o a 500- to 1,000-word essay that tells us about your intellectual development and future plans. (Specifications in application package.) o a 1,000- to 2,000-word essay discussing a research paper, presentation, dissertation, or other intellectual project that you are either working on now. or have recently completed. (Specifications included in application package.) * Writing sample - three copies of a term paper, essay, legal brief, or similar written work that demonstrates your performance in your major field of study. * Dissertation Proposal * $25.00 non-refundable application fee - Checks should be in U.S. dollars and made payable to the Institute for Humane Studies.

*Interested applicants should visit the website for application information.

For more information:

Institute for Humane Studies
George Mason University
Attention: Humane Studies Fellowship Secretary
3401 N. Fairfax Drive Suite 440
Arlington, VA 22201-4432
Tel: (703) 993-4880
Fax: (703) 993-4890

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