The AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence, in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research, is accepting applications for its Research and Dissertation Fellows Program.
The annual grant competition awards grants to scholars and doctoral students in support of year-long research projects. The program is designed to promote scholarship on issues related to access to, affordability of, and the value of a legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly.
Preference will be given to proposals that utilize regional, national, or multi-institutional datasets (although research focused on a single institution is acceptable). Researchers also may use pre-existing data or include the construction of a new dataset in their proposal.
Two levels of grants are available to support year-long research projects of recipients affiliated with a nonprofit postsecondary institution in the U.S. or relevant higher and legal education organization.
1) Research Grants: Research grants of up $50,000 are available to faculty, practitioners, and scholars.
2) Doctoral Grants: Dissertation grants of up to $25,000 are available to doctoral students to support dissertation research and writing under the guidance of a faculty dissertation advisor.
Membership to AccessLex Institute or AIR is not required.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Association for Institutional Research website.