On November 10, 1961 — 50 years ago today — F. A. ‘Baldy’ Harper officially incorporated the
Institute for Humane Studies in California. His express goal was to advance liberty by way of
cultivating and disseminating classical liberal ideas. The original board of advisors included
Mises, Hayek, Rothbard, and Chodorov. Austrian economics has always been a cornerstone of
the IHS mission. IHS played a key role in publishing books like Rothbard’s Power and Market
and Israel Kirzner’s The Economic Point of View.
As IHS celebrates its 50th year they are ramping up operations and are poised to support the
next generation of Austrian scholars. The primary vehicle for doing so is the Humane Studies
Fellowship, which awards scholarships of up to $15,000 for students pursuing liberty-advancing
careers in ideas. The application deadline is December 31. More details can be found here:
As many bright young scholars have learned about classical liberal ideas from the Mises Institute (including the current Fellowship Director, Adam Martin), IHS is extending a special offer to mises.org readers. If you apply by December 1 and enter the code ‘HSF25LVMI’ on the last page, the $25 application fee will be waived.
For any additional questions contact Adam Martin, Humane Studies Fellowship Director
Apply today and help continue the spread of Austrian ideas in the academy!