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.
  • 7/8/20
    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.
  • 7/8/20
    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.
  • 7/8/20
    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.
  • 7/8/20
    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.
  • 7/8/20
    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 for Law & Social Policy

Advancing Interdisciplinary Legal Scholarship since 1978

The Baldy Center welcomes new faculty.

The Baldy Center for Law & 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.

  • 9/24/20
    Welcome to the Fall 2020 edition of our 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.
  • 9/14/20
    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 Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for all the Baldy Center news.
  • 7/28/20
    The Baldy Center podcast highlights University at Buffalo faculty research and perspectives on current events. We focus on interdisciplinary scholars of law, legal institutions, and social policy who have been associated with the Baldy Center through grants or fellowships. Season 1 of the Baldy Center podcast (Fall 2020) is streaming now, with new episodes added every two weeks.

The Baldy Center supports research and conferences

  • 7/8/20
    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.
  • 7/8/20
    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.
  • 7/8/20
    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