Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law

 

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SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS FOR THE LEGAL ACADEMY

The IPIL Sponsored Scholarship Grants (SSG) Program at the University of Houston Law Center is designed to facilitate newly-authored scholarship in specific areas of Intellectual Property & Information Law (IPIL) within the legal academy.

For 2014-15, the focus is Copyright, Entertainment, Media, Art and Sports Law.

As one of the nation’s leading programs for the study of intellectual property and information law, the IPIL Institute at the University of Houston Law Center is pleased to provide this initiative to support the creation and dissemination of quality scholarship in its field.

The IPIL SSG program provides grants for IPIL‑related scholarship from tenured or tenure-track professors at AALS member and fee-paid law schools.  The program is made possible by the remarkably generous support of the Institute’s contributors and supporters.

Grant amounts may change from year to year, but are typically in the mid to high four‑figure range, paid upon publication, with one grant selection anticipated approximately each year. Grants will not be awarded to prior recipients.  All articles must be of publishable quality, relate to the specified IPIL subject matter, and total ideally within the range of 10,000 to 20,000 words, inclusive of footnotes. 

To apply for a grant, please submit the following:

  • statement of interest and qualification status
  • detailed résumé or curriculum vitae
  • article proposal, including a proposed table of contents and an article preview between 500 and 750 words (with minimal footnoting), focusing on the article’s claim or perspective, and the supporting rationale
  • copies of selected prior articles

All items should be provided electronically, as attachments in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, in a single submittal emailed to: ssgpacademyipil@uh.edu

One proposal per submitter. Application materials will be treated in confidence. Article proposals are limited to single-author works.  Co-author or multi-author works will be not considered.

Current Law Professor SSG Program Parameters

Application Deadlines for the 2015 IPIL SSG Program for Tenured or Tenure-track Law Professors:
Applications will be collected throughout the fall until December 13, 2014.  By mid-March of the following year, selections will be made from the applications by considering all applications received up through the December 13 deadline.

Grant amounts for the 2015 IPIL SSG Program for Tenured or Tenure-track Law Professors:
- $5,000 upon publication.

Recipients of prior awards.