Legal Scholarship Grants & Resources

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.

AccessLex Institute

AccessLex Institute’s grantmaking approach focuses on funding projects that have the potential to “move the needle” in legal education. The organization operates five grant programs to fund research and projects related to legal education and our focus on access, affordability and value. These programs have awarded over six million dollars since their inception in 2014.

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. 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.