Bar Success Research Grant Program

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The Bar Success Research Grant Program supports well-designed studies of the bar examination. Examples of study focus include:

  • effective predictors of bar success;
  • bar exam test design and/or efficacy; and
  • successful study methodologies.

Proposals focusing on other relevant aspects of the bar exam are welcomed. We are particularly interested in proposals that seek to inform efforts to increase passage rates among populations most at-risk of not passing on the first attempt as well as proposals that are designed to yield findings that are scalable and replicable. 

Applicants must request funding of no less than $100,000 and no more than $300,000, and the grant period of performance must be between 6 months and 24 months. Please read the AccessLex Institute Grant Application Policy.




Grant Application Review Schedule

AccessLex Institute accepts and reviews applications for the Bar Success Research Grant Program on the following schedule:


Letters of Inquiry Accepted Between May 1 and May 31, 2020


Proposal Invitation Notification


Prior to July 31, 2020


Full Proposal Deadline


August 31, 2020 (11:59 pm EST)


Funding Invitations Announced


Prior to October 31, 2020


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