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Henry J. Abraham Early Career Research Grant

As of 2023, the Supreme Court Historical Society awards the Henry J. Abraham Early Career Research Grant for research on the history of the United States Supreme Court. The award is named for the distinguished scholar whose numerous works on constitutional law and the judicial process have had an enduring impact on the field of Supreme Court history.

Awarded on a competitive basis in June of each year, the $1,000 grant supports the research of those who are pursuing academic careers in legal history, including graduate students, law students, and those who are no more than five years from completion of either the Ph.D. or J.D. The award will be given on the basis of the applicant’s potential for producing publishable work in the field of Supreme Court history, and the grant recipient will be expected to produce an article for submission to the Journal of Supreme Court History.

A completed application consists of:

  1. c.v.
  2. the name and contact information of a faculty reference
  3. 750-1,000-word proposal (which should include a general description of the project and a plan for research)

Applicants should submit all materials to Clare Cushman, Executive Editor of the Journal of Supreme Court History, by: May 1, 2024.

The award winner will be notified by: June 1, 2024.