ABF Doctoral 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 ABF Doctoral Fellowships Program in Law & Inequality encourages original and significant empirical and interdisciplinary research on the study of law and inequality. Fellows receive a stipend of $35,000 per year for up to two academic years (24 months). Doctoral fellows should retain benefits, including healthcare, through their home institution. Fellows will also have access to a modest research account to reimburse expenses associated with research, travel to meet with advisors, or travel to conferences at which papers are presented. Reasonable relocation expenses may be reimbursed on application. Fellows are expected to participate fully in the academic life of the ABF so that they may develop close collegial ties with ABF faculty and other scholars in residence.

Applications are invited from outstanding doctoral candidates who have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation by September 1, 2019. Doctoral research must be in the general area of socio-legal studies or involve social scientific approaches to the law, legal institutions, or legal processes. The research must address significant issues in the field and show promise of a major contribution to social scientific understanding of law and inequality. Students from underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Please submit all material by January 15, 2020, through this URL: apply.interfolio.com/54020. Applicants must include: (1) a dissertation abstract or proposal with an outline of the substance and methods of the research; (2) two letters of reference, one of which must be from a supervisor of the dissertation; (3) a curriculum vitae; and (4) a short statement about how your research intersects with the issue of law and inequality. A short sample of written work may be submitted. Direct inquiries to fellowships@abfn.org with the subject line “ABF Doctoral Fellowship Program in Law & Inequality.”

Former ABF/National Science Foundation Doctoral Fellows in Law and Inequality:
2017-19: Margot Moinester