Legal scholarship is a core value of the Association of American Law Schools. The following organizations host or list research grants and awards for law faculty. Please visit www.aals.org/FacultyScholarship for updates to this list.
Access Group awards a variety of grants for projects concerned with access to and affordability of legal education. Scholars and graduate students are eligible for awards.
The Federalist Society
The Federalist Society has a variety of opportunities for junior legal scholars and recent graduates, such as support funds and fellowships. The organization also holds a meeting for law professors in conjunction with the AALS Annual Meeting.
Fulbright Scholar Program
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research, or combined teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators, as well as for legal professionals and independent scholars.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
The Guggenheim Foundation offers fellowships for experienced scholars who have previously demonstrated their ability to produce significant scholarship in their fields.
Legal Scholarship Blog
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and University of Washington School of Law have partnered together to create this resource on legal scholarship. They have compiled a list of organizations that provide funding for legal research, such as the National Institute of Justice, The American Association of Law Libraries, and the Fulbright Scholar Program.
National Institute of Justice
The National Institute of Justice offers research fellowships and awards for projects that focus on criminal justice research.
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation’s Law & Social Sciences Program provides research grants and fellowships that address the connection between human behavior and the law and its processes.