Diversity Pipeline Research Grant Program


The Diversity Pipeline Research 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 grant is to increase the knowledge base around effective methods for increasing the enrollment and success of law students from historically underrepresented racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Accordingly, we seek to fund collaborative programs that provide participants with meaningful content and experiences as well as holistic support. Funded programs must engage in rigorous program evaluation, systematically measuring outcomes and identifying scalable best practices.

To learn more about diversity pipeline programs, characteristics of successful programs, and the need for better evaluation of programs, read Diversity Pipeline Programs in Legal Education and Priming the Pump: How Pipeline Programs seek to Enhance Legal Education DiversityPlease read the AccessLex Institute Grant Application Policy.


Grant Application Review Schedule

AccessLex Institute accepts and reviews applications for the Diversity Pipeline Research Grant Program on the following schedule:


Letters of Inquiry Accepted: March 1 through April 14 (11:59 pm EST)


Proposal Invitation Notification:


Prior to or on June 17


Full Proposal Deadline:


July 17 (11:59 pm EST)


Funding Invitations Announced:


By September 30


Email questions to grants@accesslex.org



Diversity Pipeline Application Informational Video

Creating an Evaluation Plan for your Grant Proposal