Research and Dissertation Fellows Program


The Research and Dissertation Fellows Program is a partnership between AccessLex Institute and the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), designed to promote scholarship on issues related to access, affordability and the value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly. This grant program awards $50,000 to scholars and $25,000 to doctoral students to support year-long research projects.

For additional information and to view funded proposals, visit the AIR web page.

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Grant Application Review Schedule


Application opens:

October 22, 2018


Application deadline:


November 30, 2018 (11:59 pm EST)


Decisions announced:


February 2, 2019


Funding and project period begins:


March 1, 2019


AccessLex Legal Education Research Symposium:


November 2019


Project period ends:


February 28, 2020

Final report due:


April 30, 2020



View the 2017 Research and Dissertation Fellows Posters