The Foundation For Legal Research
- 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.
In 2019, the Canadian Foundation for Legal Research’s resources were combined with generous support from the Law Foundation of British Columbia and the Chamber of Notaries of Quebec, allowing the Foundation to award 20 grants totaling about $145,000. The Foundation is hopeful that the funding for 2020 will permit an increase to the level of support. The precise amount available will be determined early in the new year, but the Foundation is optimistic that they will be able to distribute over $150,000 with an upper limit of about $10,000 per grant.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
The deadline for applications is January 17, 2020. Please note that the completed application forms should be sent, preferably by e-mail, to firstname.lastname@example.org. If it is necessary to use regular mail, the documents should be sent to the Canadian Foundation for Legal Research, c/o Josh Paterson, The Law Foundation of British Columbia, 605 Robson Street, Suite 1340, Vancouver, BC V6B 5J3.
All applications will be collated and forwarded to the Canadian Foundation for Legal Research’s Grant Selection Committee for review.
How to Apply
Download the complete application package here.