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PSJD: A NALP Initiative

Non-Fellowship Postgraduate Funding Sources

There are options out there for those who need postgraduate funding and haven't landed a fellowship for it. First, if you’ve identified an organization you’d like to work with, speak to them about where they seek funding.

Besides working with the grant seekers and development staff at your organization, there are some additional paths that you may explore. Start with legal funders and go outwards. For example, your State Bar or its associated Foundation may have a grant program which may be helpful. You may seek guidance from your law school's development office or from the grants office at the law school or the law school's parent institution. Many offices, especially at the university level, often hold trainings on how to use grantseeking tools for their faculty and staff.  They will often extend that training to students and alumni as well.

In your search for funding opportunities, you should also explore the following sites: