plans to award several fellowships 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 and natural 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 faculty members where
Post-Doctoral Fellowships are available to
individuals who have completed the Ph.D. or J.D. but have not yet
begun a tenure-track appointment. Post-Doctoral Fellows will receive
a stipend of $40,000, up to $2000 in annual professional travel
support, and appropriate relocation assistance. Post-doctoral
fellowships are ordinarily for a period of two academic years.
Information on current and past Baldy Post-Doctoral Fellows is
Senior Fellowships are available for
established scholars who wish to work at the Center, typically
during a funded sabbatical or research leave. Awardees will receive
a living expense allowance of $1,800 per month during the period of
their residence as well as appropriate relocation assistance.
Senior Fellows typically spend one semester in residence, but other
terms are possible. Information on current and past Baldy Senior
Fellows is available here.
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
asked by the applicant to submit letters, and
(5) if a mid-career or senior applicant, the time period during
which the applicant would work at the Center. Completed
applications are due no later than Friday, February 1, 2019. (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 at email@example.com or
Primary criteria for selection include intellectual strength of the
proposal, demonstrated academic achievement, and promise of future
success. Additional considerations include the overall mix of
topics, disciplines, and backgrounds of the selected group of
For information on current and past Baldy Fellows, see the Baldy Center website.
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 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.
Apply by clicking this link: Baldy Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Legal