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The Foundation for Legal Research provides funds for legal research falling into three broad categories, namely:
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 2015 in amounts ranging from $3,500 to $5,000. In addition, one major grant in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded in 2015 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 13, 2015.
Michelle C. Awad, Q.C.
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.