The Baldy Center fosters and supports scholars and affiliated faculty whose work bridges disciplines and contributes to the great and growing mosaic of law and society scholarship. Topics include human rights, courts, environmental governance, legal geography, international trade, intellectual property, social inequality, administrative regulation, state and urban government, the legal profession, family, religion, and cultural understandings of law.

UB faculty are invited to create a Baldy Center Account through which to submit a funding proposal in the following areas:
Baldy Conference and Workshop Grants for 2017-18
    Deadline: April 19, 2017

Research Grants for 2017-18  
    Deadline: March 27, 2017

Event Co-Sponsorships for events or speakers sponsored by other units
    Deadline: Rolling Basis; Co-sponsorship applications require the submission of an online application. Co-sponsorship support is very modest, normally in the form of providing a room, helping to pay for a lunch, or providing a small contribution to a speaker’s travel expense.

The Baldy Center supports book manuscript workshops as part of its mission to advance interdisciplinary research on law, legal institutions, and social policy. The workshops seek to help UB faculty members make their book manuscripts as strong as possible prior to submission for publication.
The Baldy Center expects to sponsor several conferences and workshops in 2017-2018 on topics related to law, legal institutions, and social policy. These may range from small, narrowly focused events aimed at intensive discussion (workshops) to larger events involving more participants and guest presentations (conferences).
The Baldy Center provides modest co-sponsorship support for events sponsored by other units of the University. Co-sponsorship funding decisions are made at the discretion of the Center Director and are dependent on: 
    • Relevance to law, legal institutions and social policy. 
    • Interdisciplinarity. 
    • Amount of support requested.
The Baldy Center plans to award several fellowships commencing in Fall 2017 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 sciences.
Baldy Center Research Grants are available to non-adjunct University at Buffalo faculty members. In completing the application, follow the guidelines listed on this page.