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New York University School of Law Global Fellows Program

October 16, 2013 Leave a comment


New York University School of Law is currently accepting applications for the following fellowships:

Global Fellows Program
Deadline: January 6, 2014

The Global Fellows Program offers an opportunity for academics, lawyers, government officials and post-doctoral students to spend up to a year in residence at NYU School of Law.  The principal objective of the Global Fellows Program is the production of scholarship through the advancement of research. We have a notable history of hosting distinguished scholars, judges, lawyers and government officials who wish to spend time advancing their scholarship and engaging in the intellectual life of the Law School.  Fellows are welcome to participate in academic activities such as fora, lectures, colloquia, seminars and conferences. They are also invited to various social events, including some organized specifically for Global Fellows and others aimed at the broader community.

Through the Global Fellows Forums, Global Fellows share their research with colleagues, students, and faculty and receive comment and feedback.  In this way, they contribute to the intellectual life of the Law School and provide an opportunity for the community to learn about current law research from a global perspective and in a wide range of topics.  The primary goal of the Global Fellows Program is the enhancement of research and it is expected that participation in the Program will result in a substantial publishable piece of scholarship.

In recent years, we have introduced a specialized post-doctoral programming component designed especially for our Post-Doctoral Global Fellows (fellows who have attained their doctoral degrees within the past four years and who have not yet secured a tenure-track academic appointment at an institution), in partnership with the J.S.D. program, to provide opportunities for the presentation of works-in-progress  and the exploration of methodological questions in legal research.

The Global Fellows Program currently offers fellowship opportunities for scholars in the following categories:

1.  Global and Senior Global Research Fellows
Global Research Fellows are tenured or tenure-track academics with a demonstrable background of strong legal scholarship.  More senior academics (for example, faculty members tenured for ten years or more) may be designated as Senior Global Research Fellows at the discretion of the selection committee.

2. Global and Senior Global Fellows from Practice & Government
Global Fellows from Practice & Government are government officials, judges, officials from international organizations and lawyers in private practice who wish to take a semester or academic year away from their posts to engage in serious scholarship.  More experienced officials and practitioners may be designated as Senior Global Fellows from Practice & Government at the discretion of the selection committee.

3. Post-Doctoral Global Fellows
Post-Doctoral Global Fellows are post-doctoral scholars who have attained their doctoral degrees within the past four years and who have not yet secured a tenure-track academic appointment at an institution.  Post-Doctoral Global Fellows meeting certain eligibility requirements may be considered for one of six merit-based Post-Doctoral Stipends of US$30,000 for the academic year (or US$15,000 per academic semester), subject to tax.

For more information and to apply:

Princeton University Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) Fellowships

September 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Princeton University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) invites outstanding faculty members, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for appointments as resident Fellows for the academic year 2014-2015. We anticipate naming up to six fellows who are engaged in substantial research on topics broadly related to law and public affairs or law and normative inquiry, including one early career scholar working at the intersection of law and humanistic inquiry.

DESCRIPTION: Successful candidates will devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research, discussion, and scholarly collaboration.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a doctorate, J.D. or an equivalent professional postgraduate degree.

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: Further information and the electronic application can be found at


Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Princeton University: Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships

August 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Sponsor: Princeton University

Program Number: 36093

Title: Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships


Web Site:

Program URL:

SYNOPSIS:  The University Center for Human Values invites applications for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships for the academic year 2014-15. Fellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to do research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life. The program is open to scholars in all disciplines provided their research plans qualify. In recent years fellows have been drawn from fields including philosophy, political theory, literature, history, classics, economics, and law, but this list is not meant to be exhaustive.

Deadline(s): 11/04/2013

Fulbright Scholar Program Deadline Approaching

July 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Greetings from the Fulbright Scholar Program!

This is a reminder that the application deadline for the core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for academic year 2014-2015 is rapidly approaching.  As you may be aware, the deadline is 11:59 PM, Eastern Daylight Time, Wednesday, August 1, 2013.

Fulbright opportunities exist all around the globe.  This year the competition includes 580 awards in 6 regional and 133 country programs. The awards are both discipline-specific and “All Discipline,” including virtually every specialization.  Approximately 800 grants will result from this competition.

Further, there is a series of important innovations for 2014-2015, including Flex, Global TEFL, and postdoc/early career awards, and stipend increases for some programs.

The Fulbright Catalog of Awards and application are accessible only at the CIES website.  A number of helpful webinars about finding awards and completing the application are archived at


Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

U.S. Fulbright Scholar Opportunities in Law in Ghana

June 21, 2013 Leave a comment
We hope this message finds you well. The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program competition is currently open and seeking applicants for a specialized award in Law (Award 4033) at one of three institutions in Ghana:
Faculty of Law, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon
Faculty of Law, Mountcrest University College, Accra
Please e-mail for more information or to discuss your application.
The 2014-15 Catalog of Awards is online at There are new initiatives, including flex awards, postdoc opportunities, and a worldwide TEFL award. In addition, the lifetime limit on Fulbright grants has been lifted. We also have information online about the program in general, tips for applying, project statement guidelines, and much more on the US Scholar page.

The following resources may also be helpful:
– Our webinar schedule is online at, including an archived webinar on Fulbright Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

– Fulbright Scholar List, Our alumni directory illustrates the diversity of applicants, disciplines, and project topics.

Please share this message with your colleagues. We are happy to answer any questions you or they may have. The deadline for receipt of complete applications is August 1, 2013.

Kari Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Sub-Saharan Africa
Fulbright Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone +1.202.686.6238| Fax +1.202.686.4029 |

Call For Proposals: Substantial Scholarship Grants For Research in IP Law

March 20, 2013 Leave a comment

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University School of Law announces the Leonardo Da Vinci Fellowship program and calls for proposals for researching and writing on topics within intellectual property (IP) law.

ABOUT CPIP: CPIP is a new academic center dedicated to the scholarly analysis of IP rights and of the technological, commercial and creative innovation they facilitate. Through its annual conferences, roundtables, scholarship grants, fellowship programs and other academic and policy events, CPIP promotes a balanced discussion about IP rights and their fundamental role in securing the creative innovation that drives both a free market and a flourishing economy.

LEONARDO DA VINCI FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM DETAILS: Proposed research topics can be in any IP or IP-related field, such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, right of publicity, etc. The research proposals can address any topic or issue within these fields, providing economic, philosophical, historical, scientific, or doctrinal analysis, among others.

Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of academics with broad knowledge and experience in IP law. The Grant Committee will review proposal submissions for their quality as an academic research project, considering such issues as novelty of the research topic, viability of the thesis, and contribution to the diversity of academic and public discourse about IP policy.

Any scholar may apply for a Leonardo Da Vinci Fellowship, as they are not restricted to full-time, tenure-track or tenured law professors. Since CPIP is dedicated to the scholarly analysis of IP rights, it will provide funding to professors in any field or to individuals working outside of official academic institutions who can provide scholarly analyses. For instance, graduate students, VAPs, policy analysts at a think tank, or lawyers aspiring to become academics may apply for a Leonardo Da Vinci Fellowship.

Leonardo Da Vinci Fellowship recipients will have additional opportunities to present their research at one of CPIP’s annual conferences, which are hosted at George Mason University School of Law in the Washington, D.C. area and which will be attended by academics, as well as by government decision-makers, representatives from IP stakeholders and thought leaders in think tanks and other institutions. CPIP will also work with Leonardo Da Vinci Fellows to publicize and promote their work to the scholarly and policy communities, including discussing or highlighting their work, where appropriate, in podcasts, teleconferences, press interviews, blogging, and other public engagements.

Grant amounts will be in the four- to five-figure range. Factors determining the amount awarded will include the nature and scope of the proposed research project and resulting work-product (e.g., essay, article, book, or book chapter), whether it requires data collection or experiments, the timeliness and relevance of the research projects, and other appropriate factors. Amounts available for grants may vary from year to year, depending on a number of variables, including the quantity and quality of proposals and the availability of funding.

Leonardo Da Vinci Fellows will receive a small percentage of the grant following approval of the research project with the remaining amount paid upon the acceptance for publication of the article resulting from the research project. Funded articles are expected to be submitted for publication within one year or at the next spring law journal submission cycle, whichever is later. For articles submitted for publication to peer-reviewed academic journals outside of the legal academy, the recipient and the committee will agree on an appropriate publication deadline.

APPLICATION DETAILS: To apply for a Leonardo Da Vinci Fellowship, applicants should email their proposals to: All proposals will be treated confidentially.

Deadline. There is no deadline, as proposals will be accepted for review by the Grant Committee on a rolling basis. However, the Grant Committee expects to meet to make the first round of grants shortly after April 20, 2013, so scholars with current proposals are encouraged to submit by that date to receive prompt consideration.

Applications for a Leonardo Da Vinci Fellowship should include the following information:
– A precis of no fewer than 700 words that identifies:
– The subject matter of the research.
– The thesis asserted or hypothesis to be tested.
– The motivation for the project, identifying how this project fills a current gap in the literature or otherwise addresses a compelling research question.
– The methodology to be employed.
– A brief summary of the supporting analysis.
– If they wish, applicants may also include other things, such as an outline, a table of contents, or results of pilot studies.
– A proposed budget, with a brief justification.
– A copy of the applicant’s CV or resume.
– A list of prior publications (if not part of resume).
FURTHER INFORMATION: Information also available at:

If you have further questions about CPIP, please see our website at

Fulbright Scholar Program Competition Is Now Open

March 13, 2013 Leave a comment

The 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program core competition is now open.

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2014-2015 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to accommodate better the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2014-2015 program, including:Fulbright Flex AwardsFulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career AwardsSalary Stipend Supplements, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards.

The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2013.  U.S. citizenship is required.  For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit our website at  or contact us