Applications for Diversity Pipeline Research Grant Program
Since 1983, the AccessLex Institute has evolved to meet the ever-changing challenges and needs of the law students and institutions it serves by conducting and commissioning research that illuminates the latest data and evidence on the critical issues in legal education today.
To that end, the institute is currently accepting applications for its Diversity Pipeline Research Grant Program from organizations working to enhance access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds. With the ultimate goal of increasing knowledge that buttresses methods for increasing the enrollment and success of law students, the program supports current or proposed programs and initiatives aimed at helping college students and/or graduates from historically underrepresented racial and socioeconomic groups successfully matriculate into law school and the legal profession.
Through the program, grants of up to $125,000 will be awarded for a period of between six and twenty-four months. Programs and initiatives that provide meaningful content, support, and experiences; that are designed to produce measurable outcomes; and that generate scalable best practices are encouraged and will receive priority.
AccessLex requests that prior to submitting a proposal, applicants review a paper it has commissioned titled "Diversity Pipeline Programs in Legal Education: Context, Research, and a Path Forward."
To be eligible, candidates must be a nonprofit organization classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or as a public charity under section 509)(a)(1), (2), or (3) of the code. Faculty, practitioners, and researchers are eligible for grants through their affiliated organization provided the organization maintains aforementioned tax-exempt status.
Letters of Inquiry are due by March 31, 2019. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete proposal by June 30, 2019.
See the AccessLex Institute website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.