Scholarship Research Grants
LEGAL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS, SPONSORED BY ALWD & LWI ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES
The Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) and the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) are pleased to sponsor Legal Writing Scholarship Grants for teachers of legal research and writing. These grants reflect the two organizations' commitment to the professional development of legal research and writing professionals.
Each year, LWI & ALWD award several research grants to legal research and writing teachers. These research grants enable gifted educators to spend their summers exploring scholarly ideas of interest to them and to produce scholarship that will assist others in the field. The grants also provide evidence of the two organizations' support for the scholarly pursuits of legal research and writing professionals.
In the past, the grants have varied from $2000 to $5000. The number of grants awarded depends on the quality of the applications and funds available. The organizations award as many grants as feasible each year. Royalties from the ALWD Citation Manual are the primary source of ALWD funding each year.
An additional benefit is that papers supported by the Legal Writing Scholarship Grants sponsored by LWI & ALWD may be presented by the author at either the ALWD conference or the LWI biennial conference, but not both, by applying when ALWD or LWI sends out their next call for presentation proposals; such papers will be guaranteed a presentation slot at one of those conferences.
The joint ALWD-LWI committee that awards grants consists of two groups that function independently. Voters are committee members who blindly review and score grant applications. Mentors, the other committee members, are mentors for the application process. Applicants may approach the mentors for advice on the grant application. Mentors will not score applications or participate in any way in deciding who receives a grant.
View application materials here.