The goal of the Canadian Foundation for Legal Research is to encourage legal writing that will be valuable to Canadian lawyers, notaries and judges in their day-to-day work in the law and to the administration of justice.
Description: The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research provides funds for legal research falling into three broad categories:
- Research and writing that emphasizes the statement of existing rules of law, which is often called doctrinal research;
- Research that relates to the workings of the legal system; and
- Research that relates to developments in fields peripheral to legal doctrine, such as criminology, psychology, psychiatry, sociology and economics, and their relationship to rules of law.
Faculty of Law Research Office: 5 days before the agency deadline (1-2 weeks before if you wish to have feedback on your application – send to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: At least 5 days before the agency deadline.
Foundation for Legal Research: January 17, 2020
Amount: $5000 (up to 2 major grants in the amount of $10,000 will also be awarded)
Eligibility: A Principal Investigator (PI) must be eligible to hold a research account at Western.
Completed applications are to be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Karen Kueneman, Research Officer if you plan to apply.