ABF Visiting Scholar Program

The American Bar Foundation invites scholars to join our intellectual community throughout the year, as space allows, on a visiting and temporary basis. 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 or workspace with library access, but no stipend. 

Preference is given to visitors whose scholarship coincides with the research agenda of the ABF and who will be in residence full-time for all or part of the year.  Summer visits are possible.  Visitors are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the ABF, including a weekly seminar. 

To view a list of former Visiting Scholars, visit the Former Visiting Scholars page. 

Application Deadline

The application period for the 2023-2024 cohort of Visiting Scholars is closed. Check back in October 2023.