University of Wisconsin doctoral (PhD and SJD) and advanced research students engaged in theoretically-informed, empirical research projects that investigate the origins, dynamics, and/or consequences of law and law-related social institutions. Preference is given to students who will be in their third year of graduate study or beyond during the period of the Fellowship. Students are expected to be in residence at UW-Madison for the duration of the Fellowship period. The Fellowship will be for the entire academic year. Attendance at the monthly workshops is required. The workshops for the 2020-2021 academic year will be on the following Fridays:

  • September 18, 2020
  • October 23, 2020
  • November 20, 2020
  • February 19, 2021
  • March 19, 2021
  • April 16, 2021
  • May 7, 2021

Application Requirements and how to apply

  1. Coversheet with complete contact information
  2. Brief research statement (1000 words maximum) that includes:
    —Statement of the research problem that your research is addressing, including theoretical rationale and research questions and/or hypotheses, Description of empirical research methods and data sources, —Statement of how the project will contribute to the study of law and society, to one or more disciplines or sub-disciplines, and to your future research activities,
    —The stage of your research project at present (e.g., pre-, current, or post-data collection).
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Brief letter of support from a member of your dissertation committee or an advisor from your school or department should be sent directly to sumudu.atapattu@wisc.edu and mitra.sharafi@wisc.edu by the deadline (May 15, 2020)

Please submit Nos. 1-3  as one PDF document to sumudu.atapattu@wisc.edu and mitra.sharafi@wisc.edu by the deadline (May 15, 2020).  

Deadline and award notification

  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2020

  • Award Notification Date: June 1, 2020


Contact Sumudu Atapattu (sumudu.atapattu@wisc.edu)

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