Grant Applications

Baldy Center.

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.


Each awardee agrees to provide The Baldy Center with a report on the findings and publications/products resulting from the project. This report is due three months after the award period ends, or after the award is expended. Please use this form to submit your report.

Awardees agree to acknowledge The Baldy Center support in publications and other resulting products and agree to forward pdfs of resulting publications to The Baldy Center. 


About our grants

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy

Advancing Interdisciplinary Legal Scholarship since 1978

The Baldy Center welcomes new faculty.

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the University at Buffalo School of Law is an endowed academic center for interdisciplinary research on law and legal institutions. The mission of The Baldy Center is to advance interdisciplinary research on law, legal institutions, and social policy. It does so by supporting research projects, conferences, workshops, fellowships, visiting scholars, speakers, grant proposals, and other promising initiatives.  

The Baldy Center is online

The Baldy Center has moved online for Fall 2020. Social distancing and travel restrictions interrupted our normal dynamic, in-person talks, workshops, and conferences for the foreseeable future, but our community of scholars still are actively engaged in research and writing. We are pleased to announce three new online initiatives to bring their work to you, where ever you are.

  • 1/27/21
    Welcome to the Fall 2020 edition of The Baldy Center Magazine, our inaugural issue. The Baldy Center, along with many others around the world, shifted to remote work in March 2020. The months since have offered challenges to us all, as we adapt to virtual research, online engagement, and socially distanced lives. The Baldy Center's past and present fellows and grant recipients have demonstrated their resilience throughout, adapting and advancing their important research in these changing and unusual times. We invite you to learn about their cutting-edge work at the intersection of law, legal institutions, and social policy in our virtual magazine.
  • 8/31/20
    The Baldy Center blog features interdisciplinary perspectives on research and current events from interdisciplinary UB scholars whose work intersects with law, legal institutions, and social policy. New blogs will be released twice a month during each academic semester. Subscribe to be informed when new blogs are posted, or follow us on Twitter for all The Baldy Center updates.
  • 7/28/20
    The Baldy Center Podcast highlights University at Buffalo faculty research and perspectives on current issues and events. We focus on UB's interdisciplinary scholars of law, legal institutions, and social policy.

The Baldy Center supports research and conferences

  • 1/29/21
    The Baldy Center supports research by UB faculty members in the broad, interdisciplinary arena of law, legal institutions, and social policy. The Center welcomes stand-alone and collaborative proposals, as well as proposals aimed at producing a pilot study or baseline research for external funding proposals. The Baldy Center research grants are available to full-time University at Buffalo faculty members.
  • 1/29/21
    The Baldy Center sponsors several conferences and workshops each academic year on topics related to law, legal institutions, and social policy. Our conferences typically have thirty to fifty attendees, and include formal presentations by distinguished speakers. The Baldy Center workshops tend to be small, narrowly focused events aimed at intensive discussion.
  • 12/29/20
    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 hosts visiting scholars