Wednesday, November 16, 2005
The Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) has just announced it will once again, for the summer of 2006, be awarding summer research grants. The grants help legal writing professors spend the summer pursuing scholarship. In past years the grants have ranged from $2,000 to $5,000. The number of grants awarded varies from year to year, and it reflects the royalties the organization receives from the ALWD Citation Manual.
Both full-time and adjunct legal writing professors are eligible to apply. ALWD Board members, officers, and Scholarship Committee members are NOT eligible until they have been out of those positions for a full academic year. Preference is given to those legal writing professors who have no other source of research funding, i.e., those whose law schools do not provide summer research grants to legal writing professors. Both new and veteran legal writing professors are encouraged to apply.
Along with the required application form, applicants must provide a five page synopsis of the project. This synopsis should include a preliminary list of sources, a description of research methods, a detailed description of the project, a table of contents, a timeline for completing the work, and a discussion of the contribution the work will make to exisiting scholarship and the gap it will fill. All applications will be reviewed blindly.
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST, Februrary 1, 2006, by Professor Sarah Ricks at Rutgers-Camden. Selections will be made by April 1, 2006.
For complete details and an application form, please contact the Chair of the ALWD Scholarship Committee, Professor Sarah Ricks, firstname.lastname@example.org. (spl)