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Visiting Scholars

The American Bar Foundation invites scholars to join our intellectual community on a visiting and temporary basis. We currently have two programs available to visiting scholars.

ABF Visiting Scholar Program (No Stipend Offered): We encourage national and international scholars on leave or sabbatical to take advantage of our diverse sociolegal community and excellent facilities. We offer an office, telephone, computer, and library access, but no stipend. Applications for this program are excepted throughout the year. Click here for more information.

ABF/AGI Visiting Scholar Program in Legal and Higher Education (Stipend Offered): The American Bar Foundation (ABF) and Access Group Inc. (AGI) invite scholars interested in studying legal and higher education to join the ABF’s intellectual community on a visiting and temporary basis during the 2017-2018 academic year. The goal of this program is to expand scholarship that contributes to an understanding of issues of access, affordability, or value in the field of legal or higher education by encouraging law and social science scholars to engage with this bourgeoning research field. While in residence, visiting scholars will have the opportunity to conduct their research in an empirical and interdisciplinary research environment, and benefit from the academic and administrative resources of the ABF. Visiting scholars will also be eligible for a modest stipend to defray housing costs in Chicago, and will have access to a research account to reimburse expenses associated with research or travel to conferences at which papers are presented. The deadline to apply for this program is February 1, 2017, for appointments during the 2017-18 academic year. Click here for more information.

For more information on the ABF/AGI Doctoral Fellowship Program in Legal & Higher Education, please click here.