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 $10,000 and no more than $125,000, and the grant period of performance must be between 6 months and 24 months. Please read the Bar Success Grant Program 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 Between May 1 and May 31, 2018


Notification date for AccessLex decision to request full proposal


Prior to July 31, 2018


Deadline for completed application materials for invited full proposals


August 31, 2018


Expected funding decision


Prior to October 31, 2018


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