The ABF partners with the AccessLex Institute to support emerging scholars studying issues of access, affordability, or value in legal and higher education. This fellowship program seeks to assemble and coordinate a professional network of scholars who will produce innovative, objective, empirical, and interdisciplinary research in the field.
Applications are invited from outstanding students who are LLM, SJD, or Ph.D. candidates across a broad range of disciplines and who have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation. Doctoral research must address significant issues in the field and show promise of a major contribution to social scientific understanding of legal or higher education. Students from underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for this fellowship, but candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. Please note that we do not have the institutional capacity to sponsor visas through the Department of Homeland Security.
To view a list of past ABF/NSF Doctoral Fellows, visit the Former Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows page.