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Competition Details

Law and Science Dissertation Grant

Goes By: LSDG

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


LSDG National Deadline
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
11:59 PM MST

LSDG National Deadline
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
11:59 PM MST

About this Fellowship

The LSDG supports social science research for doctoral candidates whose dissertations study issues related to law, legal systems, and uses of science and technology.

The Law & Science Dissertation Grant Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, as well as studies of how science and technology are applied in legal contexts. The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between human behavior and law, legal institutions, or legal processes; or the interactions of law and basic sciences, including biology, computer and information sciences, STEM education, engineering, geosciences, and math and physical sciences.

Applicants must be doctoral candidates prior to the start of the grant. Open to international students. There are two application cycles each year, with deadlines on November 15 and May 15.

Award Value

Provides up to $20,000 for dissertation research related expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application


No Requirements
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: October 16, 2023

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