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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Current Application Cycle


Application opens:

October 23, 2017


Application deadline:


November 30, 2017 (11:59 pm EST)


Decisions announced:


February 2, 2018


Funding and project period begins:


March 1, 2018


AccessLex Legal Education Research Symposium:


October or November 2018


Project period ends:


February 28, 2019

Final report due:


April 30, 2019



View the 2017 Research and Dissertation Fellows Posters