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Law Faculty Research Funding: Residential-United States & Canada

Descriptions and links to sources for funding of law faculty research projects
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2018 4:41 PM

Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, Harvard University

Princeton University Center for Human Values

Law and Public Affairs Fellowships, Princeton University

National Humanities Center

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

Murphy Institute at Tulane Faculty Fellowships

Institute for Advanced Study

Shelby Cullom Davis Center

Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University

Description: "During the academic years 2018 and 2019, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies will focus on the topic of “Law & Legalities.” This two-year seminar will bring together visiting scholars working on law in societies around the world and throughout human history, on topics including (but not restricted to) state administration, gender and sexuality, race, religion, property, science, environment, technology, war, migration, commerce, medicine, disability, incarceration, and human rights."

Availability: Completed doctorate required

Duration: One semester, or full year if fellow can secure additional funding for the second semester

Amount: "Within the limits of its resources, it is the intent of The Davis Center to provide a salary that, when combined with the sabbatical leave funds and outside grants, equals the normal salary paid to a Fellow at his or her home university."

Deadline: December 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST

Kluge Fellowships at the Library of Congress

Kluge Fellowships at the Library of Congress

Description: "The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources. The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for distinguished visiting scholars, and for post-doctoral fellows supported by other private foundation gifts. Residents have easy access to the Library's specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals."

Availability: "Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as architecture or law. Exceptions may be made for individuals without continuous academic careers."

Duration: 4 to eleven months

Amount: $5,000 per month

Deadline: July 15

Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto

Society for the Humanities, Cornell University

Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

American Fellowships Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants

Wilson Center Residential Fellowship

Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers

Description: "The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets)."

Availability: Fellowships will not be granted for academic projects to post-doctoral fellows or to applicants doing graduate-school dissertation research.

Duration: Nine months (September–May)

Amount: $70,000

Deadline: September 28th, 2018, 5 p.m. EDT

The Charles Warren Center for American History

The Charles Warren Center for American History at Harvard University

Description: "The 2019-20 Warren Center Faculty Fellowship will be on the theme of Past, Present, and Future of Ethnic Studies led by Ju Yon Kim (English), Lorgia Garcia-Peña (Romance Languages and Literatures/Hist & Lit), and Genevieve Clutario (History/Hist & Lit)."

Availability: "Applicants may not be degree candidates and should have a Ph.D. or equivalent."

Duration: Nine months

Amount: $62,000 maximum

Deadline: December 15, 2018