The ABF is committed to fostering the next generation of scholars in the field of law and social science. For more than 30 years, we have supported fellowships for faculty, postdoctoral scholars, doctoral candidates, and undergraduate students. ABF fellowships encourage significant and original research.
The Neukom Chair is a year-long visiting position awarded to an outstanding scholar with a distinguished record of scholarship in law and the social sciences who conducts empirical research on diversity and law, broadly conceived.
The ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program brings together small cohorts of faculty scholars to support their research, mentor their progress, and foster the relationships between research, policy, and practice needed to grow the access to justice field.
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.
The ABF is committed to developing the next generation of scholars in the field of law and social science. The purpose of this fellowship is to encourage original and significant empirical and interdisciplinary research on the study of law and inequality.
This fellowship assists emerging scholars who are 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.
With support from the National Science Foundation, the ABF hosts the ABF/National Science Foundation Doctoral Fellow in Law & Inequality. This fellowship in residence at the ABF supports original empirical and interdisciplinary research on the study of law and inequality.
The ABF partners with Northwestern University to offer the ABF/Northwestern University Doctoral Fellowship Program. The purpose of this fellowship is to encourage original and significant research on law, the legal profession, and legal institutions.
The ABF partners with the AccessLex Institute to support emerging scholars studying issues of access, affordability, or value in legal and higher education. 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.
The ABF partners with the University of Chicago to offer the ABF/University of Chicago Doctoral Fellowship Program in Law and Social Science. Selected scholars participate in this fellowship in residence at the ABF where their original and significant research on law, the legal profession, and legal institutions will be supported.
The SURF program promotes broader inclusion in the legal profession by breaking down barriers experienced by individuals from diverse backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the fields of law and social science. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Support the ongoing projects of ABF Research Professors, affording them the opportunity to be mentored by and take part in sociolegal research with experienced scholars.