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2024 Bar Success Intervention Grant Program - Proposal Application Preview

Scope of Grant Application

The grant application form is designed to elicit detailed information about your project and your proposal to the Bar Success Intervention Grant Program. The information should build and expand on the entries placed on the Letter of Interest (LOI) form. Responses, however, should be only as long as necessary. Do not feel compelled to exhaust the character limits.

The information provided should focus on components of the program for which grant funds are being sought, though contextual information about other components should be provided to the extent necessary and possible.

All fields on this form require a response. If a prompt is not applicable to your project, mark "N/A". Given the competitive nature of the process, not every grant applicant will be awarded funding. Proposals featuring all the required elements and at least some of the optional elements are most likely to be awarded funding. For information about required and optional elements, see the Bar Success Intervention Grant Program main page.

If you have questions about this grant application process, please direct them to Grants@accesslex.org with the phrase, "Question – Full Proposal," in the subject line.

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Grant Number LOI*
Please enter the name of the program for which you are seeking funding.
Character Limit: 100

Mandatory Elements Questions

In your LOI you certified that this proposal and the underlying program include each of the mandatory elements listed above. Please affirm that this is still case. If your program does not comprise each of the mandatory elements, it cannot be funded and you should not complete this proposal.

Mandatory Elements*
Does your proposal and the underlying program still include each of the mandatory elements?

Optional Elements Questions

Programs that encompass the following optional elements will be given preference in the selection process:

Differential Treatment*
Does your program feature differential treatment of participants (treatment/control group methodology) for purposes of program evaluation?

Long-Term Support*
Does your program feature relevant long term support for participants?

Is your program a collaboration of more than one institution, organization, or entity?

Program Information

Program Name
Please enter the name of the program for which you are seeking funding.
Character Limit: 100

Program Summary
Please enter a brief statement of the program purpose. 
Character Limit: 500

Amount Sought
Please enter the amount being sought.
Character Limit: 20

Total Program Cost
Please enter the total cost of the program during the grant timeframe.  
Character Limit: 20

Proposed Funding Duration
Please enter the proposed duration in months.  
Character Limit: 2

Proposed Funding Start Date
Character Limit: 10

Proposed Funding End Date
Character Limit: 10

Project Overview

Problem/Issue Statement
Describe the problem or issue that the program seeks to address. What aspects of the problem or issue necessitate intervention? If this is a problem or issue of heightened relevance or importance, please explain why. Please include relevant data. You may be seeking to address more than one problem or issue.
Character Limit: 3000

Program Goals
List program goals. These are broad statements of program aims that are relevant to the problem(s) or issue(s) described earlier.
Character Limit: 2000

Program Objectives*
List program objectives. These statements should describe what participants will learn and be able to do (or demonstrate) by the end of the grant period. They should be tangible, measurable, and tied to the program goals.
Character Limit: 3000

Expected Program Outcomes*
List expected program outcomes. Most expected outcomes will be quantitative in nature. They should be specific, realistic, and tied to program goals and objectives.
Character Limit: 3000

Theoretical or Conceptual Framework*
Describe the theory or concept that underlies your program. Focus on actual and perceived relationships between the program goals/objectives and program methods/components.
Character Limit: 4000

Program Participants*
Provide a detailed description of your target participants; the length of their participation; and, the process for selecting participants during the grant period. The description must include:

  • Number of participants in each cohort enrolled during the grant period
  • Participant eligibility criteria
  • Duration of participation for each cohort
  • Overview of recruitment process
  • Overview of selection process

Character Limit: 4000

Program Components*
Provide a detailed description of the components of your program, as it would be structured if grant funding were awarded. At minimum, you should provide the following information:

  • Descriptions of program components, with information about scope and timing
  • Descriptions of program materials and instructional aids, identifying the components to which they relate
  • Time allotted to each component
  • Explanations of how each component and its associated materials relate to program goals, objectives, and expected outcomes
  • Explanation of any treatment/control group methodology being used

Character Limit: 5000

Program Evaluation

Evaluation Questions*
List questions that your program evaluation activities will seek to answer. The questions should relate to progress towards program goals, objectives, and expected outcomes. For each question, provide the following information:

  • Descriptions of the data that will be used to answer the question
  • Explanations of how specific data will be collected or obtained
  • Descriptions of the methods used to analyze each type of data

Character Limit: 5000

Program Activities and Assessment Timeline*
Complete and upload the Program Activities and Assessment Timeline template. Click here to access the template.
File Size Limit: 2 MB

Prior Year Outcomes*
If you have conducted evaluations of your program in the past, feel free to share relevant findings here. We are particularly interested in findings that suggest the program has impacted participant outcomes. Otherwise, mark "N/A".
Character Limit: 2000

Program Budget

Program Budget *
Please upload a clear and detailed budget for the proposed project using the AccessLex Institute budget template.
File Size Limit: 2 MB

  • Please note that in light of the launch of Helix Bar Review, Inc. (“Helix”) a non-profit affiliate of AccessLex Institute, applicants may not utilize AccessLex grant funds to pay for competitor commercial bar preparation programs or materials. To the extent applicants include non-Helix programs and materials as part of research design, applicants are advised to (1) utilize comparable Helix offerings – which will be provided on an in-kind (non-cash) basis, or (2) seek alternate funding for research components requiring use of non-Helix programs or materials.
  • More information about Helix is available here: HelixBarReview.org. Please direct any specific questions regarding this to Grants@accesslex.org.

Budget Narrative
Please provide a budget justification/narrative to support your application. The budget narrative should explain how each line-item expense is justified in the context of attaining the program goals, objectives, and expected outcomes.
Character Limit: 3000


Supplemental Information

Supplemental Information
Please provide any other relevant information not addressed by the previous questions that may help AccessLex Institute evaluate your application. You may also upload items that are directly related to your program, such as letter(s) of support and collaboration, and publication(s). If no such information will be added, mark “N/A”.
Character Limit: 2000 | File Size Limit: 2 MB

IRB Process
Applicants should check with their university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) office and/or sponsored research office to consult about IRB requirements before submitting their proposal to AccessLex Institute. IRB approval is required for any research project involving human subjects, which includes collecting data through interviews, surveys, or experiments. Please check the appropriate box(es) below if you have 1. consulted with your university about IRB requirements (if applicable) and/or 2. have received approval prior to submitting this application.
I have consulted with my institution's IRB office (if applicable to my program).
I received IRB approval prior to submitting this application.

Project Management

Organization and Qualifications of Key Staff*
Please describe the primary organization(s) in which the research activities will take place. Please also list key staff and describe their roles and qualifications for this project. Attach all key staff resumes and/or curricula vitae as one document through the link below. Please limit each resume/CV to a two-page maximum focusing only on information that is relevant to qualifications for this project.
Character Limit: 3000 | File Size Limit: 2 MB

Collaborations and Partnerships*
Describe any formal collaborations or partnerships with other organizations. Describe how these collaborations or partnerships will contribute to the quality of the proposed project. Please include only collaborations and partnerships for which formal commitments have already been secured. If no formal collaborations or partnerships, mark “N/A”.
Character Limit: 2000

Dissemination Plan*
Please refer to the "Publicity" Section 6 of the Grant Agreement, as it contains important provisions about the manner in which findings and other information arising from the grant- funded research may be publicized. Most notably, the Grant Agreement provides AccessLex with a 30-day exclusive publicity provision for publishing findings and other information associated with the grant-funded research. In addition, Grantees have a duty to provide prominent attribution to AccessLex as the sources of the grant funding. AccessLex staff may contact you to discuss collaborative publicity efforts aimed at maximizing the impact of publicity efforts. Should you have any questions about this Section, please email Grants@accesslex.org. Subject to the above, please describe any plans to announce receipt of the grant and/or any plans to disseminate information about research activities and findings experienced during the period of grant funding. If no such plans, mark "N/A".
Character Limit: 2000

Potential Program Obstacles and Challenges*
Describe any potential obstacles or challenges that could impact the program’s overall success and how you plan to respond to these obstacles or challenges. If no such plans, mark “N/A”.
Character Limit: 2000

Please describe any plans or strategies for funding and continuing the program beyond the expiration of any grant funds from AccessLex. If no such plans, mark “N/A”.
Character Limit: 2000

Award Conditions and Information for AccessLex Grants

Funding is subject to the awardee's execution of a written grant agreement. A copy of the standard grant agreement is available here. Applicants will have 90 days from the date of the funding invitation to execute the grant agreement before the award offer expires.

Contact Information

Principal Investigator Name
Please enter the name of the principal investigator. If there are multiple PIs, designate one to identify here.
Character Limit: 250

Principal Investigator Email
Please enter the principal investigator’s email address.
Character Limit: 254

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Character Limit: 2000

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