Research and Dissertation Fellows Program

The Research and Dissertation Fellows Program is a partnership between the Access Group Center for Research & Policy Analysis and the Association for Institutional Research. The program is designed to promote scholarship on issues related to access, affordability and 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.

2015 Application Cycle

Application opens

November 2, 2015​
Application deadline

December 18, 2015 (11:59 pm EST)

Decisions announced to applicants via email

February 2, 2016

Funding and project period begins 

March 1, 2016

Grant recipients attend 2016 Access Group Legal Education Research Symposium 

November 16-17, 2016

Project period ends

February 29, 2017

Final report and related documents due 

April 30, 2017

The 2015 application period for the Research and Dissertation Fellows Program closed on December 18, 2015.