SUNY at Buffalo, The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy
Mid-Career and Senior Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies 2023-24
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The applications for The Baldy Center Mid-Career and Senior Fellowships 2023-24 are now open!
The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the University at Buffalo School of Law is an endowed academic center for interdisciplinary research on law and legal institutions. The mission of The Baldy Center is to advance interdisciplinary research on law, legal institutions, and social policy. It does so by supporting research projects, conferences, workshops, fellowships, visiting scholars, speakers, grant proposals, and other promising initiatives.
The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the University at Buffalo School of Law plans to award fellowships to scholars pursuing important topics in law, legal institutions, and social policy. Applications are invited from junior and senior scholars from law, the humanities, and the social and natural sciences. The Baldy Center welcomes scholars from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to continue to cultivate and maintain a diverse and inclusive law school environment. Mid-career and Senior Fellowships are available for established scholars who wish to work at The Baldy Center, typically during a funded sabbatical or research leave. Awardees will receive a living expense allowance of $2,000 per month during the period of their residence as well as limited relocation assistance. Senior and Mid-career Fellows typically spend one semester in residence, but other terms are possible.
Primary criteria for selection include intellectual strength of the proposal, significance for interdisciplinary research on law, legal institutions, and social policy, demonstrated academic achievement, and originality, clarity, and overall scholarly merit of the research plan.
Document 1. Curriculum Vitae (text in English, listing all degrees, positions, and publications)
Document 2. Research Plan (3 pages maximum) with key citations including:
Research questions, working hypotheses, and larger research context;
—Importance of the project to understanding law, legal institutions, and social policy;
—Relevance to applicant’s scholarly field;
—Research fit with The Baldy Center's mission;
—Sources of information, including specific information about sources and/or archives
(website, addresses, interlocutor-interviewee context, IRB requirements, etc. as relevant);
—Strategies for obtaining information;
—Rationale for selection of research sites, data sets, interviewees;
Expected outcomes and products
Document 3. Career Narrative (1-page) Description of the applicant’s research trajectory, and the proposed plan’s contribution to applicant’s research.
Document 4. Project Bibliography (1-page)
Document 5. Academic writing sample. This sample may be a book chapter or article.
Document 6. Three References (1-page) List names and complete contact information (mailing address, telephone, email) for three references who agree to provide reference letters upon request.
Optional Additional Document: pertaining to J1 Visa, if applicable.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website here.
The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy
|Primary Category:||Law and Legal History