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The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research – 2022 Grants for Legal Research

The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research was created in 1957 with a goal of encouraging practical legal research and writing that will be useful to Canadian judges and legal professionals in their day-to-day work, and that will be valuable to the overall administration of justice. It is supported by Life Fellows and other members, all of whom are part of the legal profession across Canada and all of whom believe in the importance of practical legal research.

The Foundation has research funding available to jurists, including legal scholars in Canadian Universities, for 2022. The funds are available for legal research falling into three broad categories:

  • Research and writing where the emphasis is on the statement of existing rules of law, sometimes referred to as doctrinal research;
  • Research with regard to the workings of the legal system; and
  • Research with regard to developments in fields peripheral to legal doctrine, such as criminology, psychology, psychiatry, sociology and economics and their relationship to rules of law.

In addition, the Foundation is particularly interested in research that relates to family law, Indigenous legal issues, and access to justice.

The application form for 2022 grants is attached below and is also available to be downloaded at the Foundation’s website at The application form contains additional information for applicants.

The deadline for applications is February 11, 2022.

Completed application forms should be sent to, or mailed to:

Canadian Foundation for Legal Research
900 Greenbank Road, Suite 436
Ottawa, Ontario K2J 4P6

Grant application