American legal historians have long been indebted to the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation for supporting their work through a series of prizes and fellowships awarded in consultation with the American Society for Legal History. These have included a fellowship awarded to “early career” scholars. The Cromwell Foundation is now announcing a new grant program, William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Grants, which it is administering directly. Scholars at any stage of their careers are eligible. The deadline for applying is September 1.
From the foundation’s website: “The Foundation supports historical monographs on major questions in American law and legal development, as well as biographies of important legal figures.” It “also supports the publication of important legal documents in American history.” More information, including application procedure, is here. A list of publications supported by the Cromwell Foundation in the past is here.