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Fellowship Opportunities

The ABF sponsors fellowship programs for postdoctoral scholars, doctoral candidates, graduate and undergraduate students. All fellowships are held in residence at the ABF's offices in Chicago. Fellowship opportunities vary from year to year.

ABF Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowships Program in Law & Inequality: The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is 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 empirical and interdisciplinary research on the study of law and inequality. Click here for more information.  

ABF/Northwestern University Doctoral Fellowship Program: 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. Click here for more information.

ABF/AGI Doctoral Fellowship Program in Legal & Higher Education: The American Bar Foundation (ABF), in partnership with the Access Group Inc. (AGI), is committed to developing the next generation of scholars interested in empirical and interdisciplinary research on legal and higher education. The purpose of the fellowship is to assist emerging scholars who are studying issues of access, affordability, or value in legal or higher education. This doctoral fellowship program seeks to assemble and coordinate a professional network of scholars who will produce innovative, objective, empirical, and interdisciplinary research in the field. Click here for more information.

For more information on the ABF/AGI Visiting Scholar Program in Legal and Higher Education, please click here.

ABF Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Program: This program of summer research fellowships is designed to introduce undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science.  Click here for more information.