The deadline for applications to the Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program (LSS Fellowship) has been extended to December 21, 2008. We would be grateful if you can forward this message to graduate students whom you believe might be interested and otherwise help to make it widely known. Thank you.
The Law and Society Association, in collaboration with the American Bar Foundation and the Naal Science Foundation, seeks applications for the Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program (LSS Fellowship). Information about this program and the application procedures follow.
Fellowships are held in residence at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, IL, where Fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the ABF, including participation in a weekly seminar series. LSS Fellows will receive a stipend of $25,000 per year beginning fall 2009 and are eligible for up to two years of support. Fellows will attend LSA annual meetings in both years of the fellowship and the Graduate Student Workshop in the first year of the fellowship. Fellows will receive up to $1,500 for research and travel expenses each year. Relocation expenses up to $2,500 may be reimbursed one time.
Third and fourth year graduate students who specialize in the field of law and social science and whose research interests include law and inequality are invited to apply. Fellowship applicants should be students in a Ph.D. program in a social science department or an interdisciplinary program. Humanities students pursuing empirically-based social science dissertations are welcome to apply. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.
Application Materials Required
Applicants should submit: (1) a 1-2 page letter of application; (2) a 2-3 page description of a research project or interest that relates to law and inequality (broadly defined) with a statement of how the applicant became interested in the research topic; (3) a resume or curriculum vitae; (4) a writing sample (a paper written for a graduate-level course or dissertation prospectus); (5) three letters of recommendation from faculty members (including one from the faculty member who will serve as the departmental liaison -- typically the applicant’s advisor).
Please send TWO complete sets of application materials by December 21, 2008. One set to Mary McClintock, Law and Society Association, University of Massachusetts, 40 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9244 and the other to Roz Caldwell, Program Associate, American Bar Foundation, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive – 4th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60611.
For more information, please contact Mary McClintock at LSA, firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Beth Nielsen at email@example.com.