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Apply for a Seed Grant

Application Requirements

Submit a completed Application Form, which includes

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Transcript: either a scan of your official transcript or a PDF copy of your unofficial transcript will be accepted.
  3. Required Application Essays, available on the application.
  4. Two-year budget.
  5. Business plan (see the Recommended Business Plan Outline for an example).
  6. Three Letters of Recommendation Submission Forms: at least one recommendation must be from a faculty member; at least one recommendation must be from an employer; the third required letter may be from a source of your own choice.
  7. Letter of Support Submission Form from a community leader or expert in the field
  8. Two References: You must provide two references in addition to the people who will write your letters of recommendation and support. These people must be able to speak to your ability to carry out your proposed work.

Application Instructions

  1. Tell your recommenders how to submit their letters of recommendation, encouraging them to view the special guidelines on the online recommendation form before writing the letter.
  2. Tell your letter of support writer how to submit his/her letter.
  3. Prepare all application materials.
  4. Complete the online Application. You will upload all required materials to this form.

Apply for an Organization-Based Fellowship

Deadline for the 2018-19 cycle is March 1st, 2018, at noon.

Application Requirements

Submit a completed Application Form, which includes

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Transcript: either a scan of your official transcript or an electronic copy of your unofficial transcript will be accepted.
  3. Two Required Essays and One Prior Efforts Worksheet, available on the Application Form.
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation Submission Forms: one recommendation must be from a faculty member and one recommendation must be from an employer.
  5. Letter of Sponsorship Submission Form from a supervisor at your proposed organization confirming:
    1. Your sponsorship by the organization for a one-year fellowship.
    2. The name(s) of the proposed supervisor(s) for the fellow and information about the proposed supervisor(s)’ background (e.g. years of experience).
    3. That the organization will not hire any entry-level attorneys in 2017 absent outside funding.
    4. That the organization has not turned down any HLS applicants for sponsorship for external fellowships (unless they had multiple HLS applicants and sponsored one of them).
    5. That the organization will sign and abide by the Memorandum of Understanding with Harvard Law School if you are selected as a fellow.
    6. Whether or not the organization will pay health care or any other benefits.
  6. Two References: You must provide two references in addition to the people who will write your letters of recommendation and support. These people must be able to speak to your ability to carry out your proposed work.

Application Instructions

  1. Tell your recommenders how to submit their letters of recommendation.
  2. Tell your sponsoring organization how to submit your sponsorship letter.
  3. Prepare all application materials.
  4. Complete the online Application Form. You will upload the required application materials to this form.