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.

The Spring 2020 Call for Applications has ended.
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. See examples of our past, present and future conferences here.
The Baldy Center awards several fellowships each year to scholars pursuing important topics in law, legal institutions, and social policy. Applications are invited from scholars from law, the humanities, and the social and natural sciences during the 2020-2021 academic year.
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. Baldy Center research grants are available to full-time University at Buffalo faculty members.
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 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.