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Research Grants

Funding for Legal Research

The Foundation for Legal Research provides funds for legal research falling into three broad categories, namely:

  • Research and writing where the emphasis is on the statement of existing rules of law, sometimes referred to as doctrinal research;
  • Research with regard to the working of the legal system; and
  • Research with regard to development in fields peripheral to legal doctrine, such as criminology, psychology, psychiatry, sociology and economics and their relationship to rules of law.

The goal of the Foundation is to encourage legal writing that would be valuable to Canadian lawyers, notaries and judges in their day-to-day practice of law and into the administration of justice.

The Foundation was created in 1957. It is supported by Life Fellows and members who are members of the legal profession across Canada who believe in the importance of legal research.

Thanks to gifts from Foundation members and assistance received from the Law Foundations of British Columbia and Ontario and the Chamber of Notaries of Quebec, annual grants will be awarded in 2014 in amounts ranging from $3,500 to $5,000. In addition, one major grant in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded in 2014 for a research project in the field of public law (including but not limited to constitutional law, administrative law, municipal law, criminal law, aboriginal law and public international law).

Most applicants are jurists and law teachers in Canada seeking funding for summer research. The deadline for receipt of application is February 10, 2014.

Contact:

Francine Gagnon Connolly
Assistant to the Hon. Mr. Justice Nicholas Kasirer
Chairman, Foundation for Legal Research
Quebec Court of Appeal
Edifice Ernest-Cormier
100 Notre-Dame Street East, # 2.07
Montreal, Quebec  H2Y 4B6
Tel: 514-393-4862 – Fax: 514-228-4582
francine.gagnon-connolly@judex.qc.ca

If a grant is authorized, the Foundation will expect, the first May of the next year, a completion and a financial reports accompanied by a copy of the resulting book, article, thesis, or as the case may be. Recipients of grants should keep a complete account of the expenditures of their grants, and must submit a report on completion together with relevant receipts to the Foundation.

If a grant is authorized, the Foundation will expect progress reports at suitable intervals and a completion report accompanied by a copy of the resulting book, article, thesis, etc.  Recipients of grants should keep a complete account of the expenditures of their grant, and must submit a report on completion together with receipts wherever possible to the Foundation.

Chambre des notaires du Québec The generous financial support of Chambre des notaires du Québec to the research grant program, is gratefully acknowledged.
The Law Foundation of British-Columbia The generous financial support of the Law Foundation of British Columbia and the Law Foundation of Ontario to the research grant program is gratefully acknowledged.

Grants Awarded

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