Sabre's Scientific Assistance Project (including the book donation program) arose in 1986 from the Foundation's long-standing program of philosophical conferences and publications. As Sabre's book donations spread throughout Eastern Europe, the enthusiastic response to them reemphasizes the centrality of ideas. The work of Josiah Lee Auspitz continues to explore the conceptual grounds of modern institutions.
Subject to the availability of funds, Sabre will make fellowships available in "the philosophy and practice of free institutions." The stress is on grantee-designed projects that have other support, enabling Sabre to play a facilitating role.