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2024 Bar Success Research Grant Program - LOI Form Preview

Scope of Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Form

The LOI form is designed to elicit brief information about your research project and your proposal to the Bar Success Research Grant Program. You may find the character limits restrictive. These limits may require you to make strategic decisions about what information to include and what to exclude. The information provided should focus on elements of the project for which grant funds are being sought, though contextual information should be provided to the extent necessary and possible

All fields on the LOI form require a response. Given the competitive nature of the process, not every LOI applicant will be invited to submit a full grant proposal. If you have questions about this grant application process, please direct them to Grants@accesslex.org with the phrase, “Question – LOI,” in the subject line.

To ensure that you receive emails sent from Foundant, our grant interface program, please add Administrator@grantinterface.com to your email safe senders list, address book or contacts. Please note, all questions should be directed to Grants@accesslex.org.

Grant Number LOI
Assign the LOI number using the following format: Grant program's initials; calendar year during which the application was received; "APP;" and number by order in which the application was marked complete.
Character Limit: 20

Project Information

Project Title
Please enter the title of the project for which you are seeking funding.
Character Limit: 100

Project Summary
Please enter a brief statement of the project’s purpose.
Character Limit: 500

Previous Funding
Is this a request to continue a project previously funded by the AccessLex Institute?

If "yes", please enter the grant number and/or project title under which it was previously funded.
Character Limit: 150

Project Funding
Please enter the amount being sought:
Please enter the total cost of the project during the grant timeframe:
Character Limit: 10

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

Proposed Funding Start Date
Character Limit: 10

Proposed Funding End Date
Character Limit: 10

Other Support
What resources, if any, will other funders or organizations, including your own, provide? (If none, please indicate "N/A").
Character Limit: 1000

Project Overview

Problem/Issue Statement
Describe the problem or issue that the project seeks to investigate. Be sure to discuss the potential implications of the research and why it is important to conduct.
Character Limit: 1000

Research Questions
List the key research questions that the project will seek to answer.
Character Limit: 1000

Theoretical or Conceptual Framework
Describe the theory or concept that underlies the project.
Character Limit: 1500

Data Collection and Analysis
Describe the data that will be used to conduct the research; how the data will be obtained; the methods used to analyze the data; and the timeline for collecting and analyzing the data.
Character Limit: 2000

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 qualifications for this project.
Character Limit: 1000

Provide a brief description of how the requested funds will be spent, including major budget line items for which grant funding is being sought.

  • 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: https://www.helixbarreview.org/. Please direct any specific questions regarding this to Grants@accesslex.org.

Character Limit: 1500

How did you hear about the Bar Success Research Grant Program?
Please choose all that apply:
Direct Mail
Online Ad
Print Ad
Social Media
Word of Mouth
Other (please specify below)

If you selected "other," please specify.

Character Limit: 200

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: 250

More information about the Bar Success Research Grant Program.