Diversity Pipeline Intervention Program
Diversity Pipeline Intervention Grant Program

Diversity Pipeline Intervention Grant Program

Overview

Overview

The Diversity Pipeline Intervention Grant Program provides funding to programs and initiatives aimed at helping college students and/or college graduates from historically underrepresented groups successfully matriculate into law school and the legal profession. The central goal of the Diversity Pipeline Intervention Grant Program is to increase the knowledge base around effective methods for increasing the enrollment and success of law students from historically underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Accordingly, we seek to fund collaborative programs that provide participants with meaningful content and experiences as well as holistic support.

To be fundable, programs must:

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

  • Focus on participants who are seeking to begin law school within two (2) years of the start of the desired grant period
  • Focus on participants with low standardized test scores and/or grades
  • Differential treatment of participants (treatment/control group methodology) for purposes of program evaluation
  • Relevant long-term support for participants
  • Collaboration with other institutions, organizations, etc.

To learn more about diversity pipeline programs, characteristics of successful programs, and the need for better evaluation of programs, read Priming the Pump: How Pipeline Programs seek to Enhance Legal Education Diversity

 

Have specific questions about the grant application process? Please read the AccessLex Institute Grant Application Policy.

 

Webinar

View the recording of the Deep Dive into the Diversity Pipeline Intervention Grant Program webinar or download the presentation slides.

The Diversity Pipeline Intervention Grant Program provides funding to programs and initiatives aimed at helping college students and/or college graduates from historically underrepresented groups successfully matriculate into law school and the legal profession. The central goal of the Diversity Pipeline Intervention Grant Program is to increase the knowledge base around effective methods for increasing the enrollment and success of law students from historically underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Accordingly, we seek to fund collaborative programs that provide participants with meaningful content and experiences as well as holistic support.

To be fundable, programs must:

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

  • Focus on participants who are seeking to begin law school within two (2) years of the start of the desired grant period
  • Focus on participants with low standardized test scores and/or grades
  • Differential treatment of participants (treatment/control group methodology) for purposes of program evaluation
  • Relevant long-term support for participants
  • Collaboration with other institutions, organizations, etc.

To learn more about diversity pipeline programs, characteristics of successful programs, and the need for better evaluation of programs, read Priming the Pump: How Pipeline Programs seek to Enhance Legal Education Diversity

 

Have specific questions about the grant application process? Please read the AccessLex Institute Grant Application Policy.

Webinar

View the recording of the Deep Dive into the Diversity Pipeline Intervention Grant Program webinar or download the presentation slides.


 

Grant Application Review Schedule


 

Grant Application Review Schedule

Letters of Inquiry Accepted 

February 1, 2021 - March 3, 2021 (11:59 pm ET)

Proposal Invitation Notification

On or before May 14, 2021

Full Proposal Deadline

June 30, 2021 (11:59 pm ET)

Funding Invitations Announced

On or before August 31, 2021

 

Email questions to Grants@accesslex.org

Informational Video

Creating an Evaluation Plan for your Grant Proposal

Letters of Inquiry Accepted 

Between January 15 and February 14, 2021 (11:59 pm ET)

Proposal Invitation Notification

On or before May 14, 2021

Full Proposal Deadline

June 30, 2021 (11:59 pm ET)

Funding Invitations Announced

On or before August 31, 2021

 

Email questions to Grants@accesslex.org

Informational Video

Creating an Evaluation Plan for your Grant Proposal