2019 Canadian Foundation for Legal Research Grants


The Foundation For Legal Research 


Research Grants - Funding for Legal Research 


The Foundation for Legal Research provides funds for legal research falling into three broad categories, namely:

  • Research and writing where the emphasis is on the statement of existing rules of law, sometimes referred to as doctrinal research;
  • Research with regard to the working of the legal system; and
  • Research with regard to developments in fields peripheral to legal doctrine, such as criminology, psychology, psychiatry, sociology and economics and their relationship to rules of law.

The goal of the Foundation is to encourage legal writing that will be valuable to Canadian lawyers, notaries and judges in their day-to-day work in the law and to the administration of justice.

The Foundation was created in 1957.  It is supported by Life Fellows and members who are members of the legal profession across Canada who believe in the importance of legal research.

Funding Availability

In 2018, the Canadian Foundation for Legal Research awarded 20 grants totaling approximately $135,000.  For 2019 the Foundation expects to distribute approximately $150,000 with several grants  between $7,000- $10,000.  The 2019 grants will include up to four major grants in the amount of $10,000 for research project(s) in the field of public law (including but not limited to constitutional law, administrative law, municipal law, criminal law, aboriginal law and public international law).

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Please submit the "Application for Grant 2019" along with an OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca.  

External Deadline

​Applications are due to The Law Foundation of British Columbia by email (preferred) or regular mail on or before the due date.


File Application for Grant 201921.1 KB
For Questions, please contact

Barbara Best, MVA, CCVA
Administrator, The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research

Office of Research

Kristin Zimmermann, Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

Alert Classifications
Funding Opportunities and Sponsor News

Social Sciences