Thursday, January 16, 2014

Come Hang Out in Buffalo Next Year!

The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy here at SUNY Buffalo is again accepting applications for Baldy Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies (for 2014-15). This is just our third year of the program, and it has been a blast. We have had some promising up-and-coming scholars as well as established senior fellows come spend a semester or two with us. It is a good place to land both for folks planning to go on the academic job market and for people trying to find some place warm and sunny stimulating and friendly for a sabatical. Applications are due Feb. 3d.

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The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo plans to award several fellowships for 2014-15 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 sciences. 

Fellows are expected to participate regularly in Baldy Center events, but otherwise have no obligations beyond vigorously pursuing their research. Fellows receive standard university research privileges (access to university libraries, high-speed Internet, office space, computer equipment, phone, website space, working paper series,etc.) and are encouraged to develop collaborative research projects with SUNY Buffalo faculty members where appropriate. Those who wish to teach a course to aid their research or gain teaching experience can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis. 

Post-Doctoral Fellowships are available to individuals who have completed the PhD or JD but have not yet begun a tenure track appointment. Post-Doctoral Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 and may apply for up to $2000 in professional travel support. 

Mid-Career and Senior Fellowships are available to established scholars who wish to work at the Center, typically during a sabbatical or research leave. Awardees will receive a living expense allowance of $1,500 per month during the period of their residence. 

Application materials include: 
(1) a description of the planned research (question, conceptual framework, method, possible findings,importance to the field), 
(2) a complete academic and professional resume, 
(3) an academic writing sample, 
(4) the names and contact information of three academic references (no letters yet), and 
(5) if a mid-career or senior applicant, the time period during which applicant would work at the Center. Completed applications are due no later than February 3, 2014. (Apply by clicking the button below). For further information, see our answers to frequently asked questions. Additional questions about the Baldy Fellows Program should be addressed to Assistant Director Laura Wirth, or (716) 645-2581. 

The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy is an endowed, internationally recognized institute that advances interdisciplinary research on law, legal institutions, and social policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. More than 200 faculty members from numerous SUNY Buffalo departments participate in Baldy Center research, conferences, consortia, and publications. The Center maintains cooperative ties to other research centers and hosts distinguished scholars from around the world as visitors, fellows, speakers, and conference participants.

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