ABF Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Law and Social Science

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

January 15

Awarded By

American Bar Foundation

Award Amount

Fellows receive a stipend of $35,000 for 12 months. The fellowship tenure begins on Sept. 1. 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. Relocation expenses up to $2,500 may be reimbursed on application.


The number of awards offered varies annually. In 2015-2016, there were three new fellows selected.

Additional Information

The American Bar Foundation is committed to developing the next generation of scholars in the field of law and social science. The purpose of the fellowships is to encourage original and significant research on law, the legal profession, and legal institutions. Minority students are especially encouraged to apply. Fellowships are held in residence at the American Bar Foundation. Appointments to fellowships are full time. Fellows are expected to participate fully in the academic life of the ABF so that they may develop close collegial ties with other scholars in residence. Applicants are also eligible to apply for the American Bar Foundation and Law and Society Association's Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship & Mentoring Program.

Deadline Info

Applications are available on the American Bar Foundation (ABF) website. Applications must be completed online. In addition to a completed application, each student must submit the following material ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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