Grants & Scholarships


AccessLex Institute/AIR Research and Dissertation Fellows Program 

Applications accepted between October 23, 2017 and November 30, 2017

The AccessLex Institute/AIR Research and Dissertation Fellows Program is a partnership between the AccessLex Institute and AIR. The program is a grant competition promoting scholarship on issues related to access, affordability and value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly.  Research grants of up $50,000 and dissertation grants of up to $25,000 are available.

NSF Research and Dissertation Grants
AIR, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), sponsors a grant program that provides professional-development opportunities to doctoral students, institutional researchers, educators, and administrators. The Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions program also helps foster the use of federal databases for institutional research in postsecondary education. Note: No new grants will be awarded for 2016.


AIR is pleased to provide two scholarships that facilitate the professional growth and development of early-career institutional research professionals. Both scholarships are available to current AIR members and are awarded on an annual basis.

Applications Accepted Between November 7, 2017 and December 8, 2017

Julia M. Duckwall Scholarship Program

Edward Delaney Scholarship Program