ABF/Northwestern University Doctoral Fellowship Program

Entries for the ABF/Northwestern University Doctoral Fellowship Program are currently being accepted. All candidates must be nominated by Northwestern University’s Provost Office from outstanding Northwestern students who are candidates for Ph.D. degrees in the social sciences. Winner will receive benefit of 12 month stipend of $35,000. No application will be accepted after 15 January every year.

Fellowship Description
The American Bar Foundation and Northwestern University are committed to developing the next generation of scholars in the field of law and social science. The purpose of the fellowship is to encourage original and significant research on law, the legal profession, and legal institutions.

Award Value
Fellows receive a stipend of $35,000 for 12 months. Fellows also may request up to $1,500 to reimburse expenses associated with research, travel to meet with advisors, or travel to conferences at which papers are presented.

Level and Area of Studies
Doctoral program in sociolegal studies or social science.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
For this ABF/Northwestern Doctoral Fellowship, applications are nominated by Northwestern University’s Provost Office from outstanding Northwestern students who are candidates for Ph.D. degrees in the social sciences. Final selection is made by the American Bar Foundation’s Doctoral Fellowship Committee. Applicants must have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation by September 1. Doctoral and proposed research must be in the general area of sociolegal studies or in social scientific approaches to law, the legal profession, or legal institutions. The research must address significant issues in the field and show promise of a major contribution to social scientific understanding of law and legal process.

Applicants’ Nationality
The United States citizens may apply this fellowship.

Application Instruction
All required materials must be submitted online through the link below.

Submission Deadline
15 January annually.

Website and Application Link