The Baldy Center Grants

Students study in the Charles B. Sears Law Library in O’Brian Hall in December 2021. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.

OPEN CALL FOR GRANT PROPOSALS. The Baldy Center invites proposals for grants to support conferences, research and fellowships in AY 2024-2025.

The Baldy Center fosters and supports scholars and UB 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.

About our grants

  • Conference Grants
    1/30/24
    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.
  • Research Grants
    2/23/24
    The Baldy Center Faculty Research Grants support work by UB faculty members in the broad, interdisciplinary arena of law, legal institutions, and social policy.  Grants are also available to ABD, rising 3L students, or near-final year professional school students who will be enrolled at UB during the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Fellowships in Legal Studies
    1/29/24
    OPEN CALL FOR FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS: The Baldy Center's 2024 - 2025 fellowship application portal is open. Apply on or before February 23, 2024.  
  • Book Manuscript Workshops
    10/6/21
    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.
  • Event Co-Sponsorship
    3/31/21
    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 Baldy Center Director and are dependent on: 
        • Relevance to law, legal institutions and social policy. 
        • Interdisciplinarity. 
        • Amount of support requested.
GRANT REPORTING BY AWARDEE

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. 

THE GRANT REPORTING FORM IS HERE.

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy

Advancing Legal Scholarship, from 1978 to today

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.  

We host visiting scholars

We fund academic research and events

The Baldy Center fosters and supports scholars whose work bridges disciplines and contributes to the great and growing mosaic of law and society scholarship. Events by Baldy affiliated faculty cover a broad array of topics including but not limited to 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.

We produce multimedia to expand access to research by our faculty and fellow recipients

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.

The Baldy Center Blog

  • 2023-24 Blog Posts
    11/6/23
    The Baldy Center Blog features interdisciplinary perspectives on research and current events from UB scholars whose work intersects with law, legal institutions, and social policy. 
  • 2022-23 Blog Posts
    10/4/22
    The Baldy Center Blog features interdisciplinary perspectives on research and current events from UB scholars and others whose work intersects with law, legal institutions, and social policy. 
  • 2021-22 Blog Posts
    8/30/21
    The Baldy Center Blog features interdisciplinary perspectives on research and current events from UB scholars whose work intersects with law, legal institutions, and social policy. New blogs are generally released twice a month during each semester.
  • 2020-21 Blog Posts
    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 are generally released twice a month during each semester.

The Baldy Center Podcast

  • 2023-2024 Podcast Episodes
    2/15/24
    The Baldy Center Podcast highlights UB faculty research and perspectives on current issues and events. We focus on UB's interdisciplinary scholars of law, legal institutions, and social policy.
  • 2022-2023 Podcast Episodes
    8/8/23
    The Baldy Center Podcast highlights UB faculty research and perspectives on current issues and events. We focus on UB's interdisciplinary scholars of law, legal institutions, and social policy.
  • 2021-2022 Podcast Episodes
    7/28/20
    The Baldy Center Podcast highlights UB faculty research and perspectives on current issues and events. We focus on UB's interdisciplinary scholars of law, legal institutions, and social policy.
  • 2020-2021 Podcast Episodes
    7/28/20
    The Fall 2020 episodes of the podcast offer insight from Mark Bartholomew (UB Law), Irus Braverman (UB Law), Amanda Hughett (former Baldy Center Fellow), David Herzberg (UB History), Jennifer Gaynor (Baldy Center) and others. 

The Baldy Center Magazine

  • Fall 2020 Magazine
    8/8/23
    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.
  • Spring 2021 Magazine
    8/8/23
    Welcome to the Spring 2021 edition of The Baldy Center Magazine. The past academic year has been a challenging time for all of us, as we’ve adapted to virtual research, online engagement, and socially distanced lives.
  • Fall 2021 Magazine
    8/8/23
    Welcome to the Fall 2021 edition of The Baldy Center Magazine. As we begin the third academic year impacted by the pandemic, we in The Baldy Center are witnessing extraordinary resilience from the scholars linked to our center, who continue to advance their research focusing on critical problems in law and society. 
  • Spring 2022 Magazine
    8/8/23
    The Baldy Center magazine highlights recent University at Buffalo research focusing on law and social policy themes. Global research has flourished this semester with the return of faculty and students to campus, and pandemic-delayed research programs reactivated with immense productivity here in The Baldy Center.