The Foundation For Legal Research
The goal of the Foundation is to support and encourage legal writing that is of value to Canadian lawyers, notaries and judges in their day-to-day work in the law and in the administration of justice. The grants are generally in amounts greater than $5,000 and less than or equal to $10,000.
- Research and writing that emphasizes the statement of existing rules of law, which is often called doctrinal research.
- Research that relates to the workings of the legal system.
- Research that relates to developments in fields peripheral to legal doctrine, such as criminology, psychology, psychiatry, sociology and economics, and their relationship to rules of law.
- Criminal law
- Evidence and procedure
- Contracts (including general law of obligations)
- Constitutional (including equality)
- Administrative law (including political systems)
- Family law (including social status)
- Courts and administration of justice (including general review of cases)
Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Applications due to The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research. Applications must be received by email.