The ABF/AccessLex Institute Doctoral Fellowship Program in Legal & Higher Education is now open. Applications are expected from from outstanding students who are candidates for Ph.D. degrees, across a broad range of disciplines, who have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation by September 1, 2019. Expired 98 days ago, try next time!
The American Bar Foundation (ABF), in partnership with AccessLex Institute, is committed to developing the next generation of scholars interested in empirical and interdisciplinary research on legal and higher education. The purpose of the fellowship is to assist emerging scholars who are studying issues of access, affordability, or value in legal and higher education. This doctoral fellowship program seeks to assemble and coordinate a professional network of scholars who will produce innovative, objective, empirical and interdisciplinary research in the field.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $35,000 for one academic year (12 months), with the possibility of a one-year renewal, pending budgetary approval. Doctoral fellows should retain benefits, including healthcare, through their home institution. Fellows will also have access to a modest research account to reimburse expenses associated with research, travel to meet with advisors, or travel to conferences at which papers are presented. Reasonable relocation expenses may be reimbursed on application.
Level and Area of Studies
PhD program on legal and higher education.
Place of Study
The study will be taken in the United States.
Eligibility and Criteria
Applications are invited from outstanding students who are candidates for Ph.D. degrees, across a broad range of disciplines, who have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation by September 1, 2019. Doctoral research must address significant issues in the field and show promise of a major contribution to social scientific understanding of legal or higher education. Students from underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for this fellowship. Non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply; however, we do not have the institutional capacity to sponsor visas through the Department of Homeland Security.
No citizenship requirement.
15 January 2019.