Project-based Postgraduate Fellowships

Project-based postgraduate fellowships are funded by a third-party sponsor and allow fellows to perform project-specific work with a host organization. Project-based fellowships are awarded on the basis of fairly involved project proposals. Third-party funders typically select fellows that have identified a significant societal need and developed a project that will feasibly meet that need, created a project that is discrete and not duplicative and partnered with an organization that is capable of accomplishing project goals.

Additionally, selection committees pay close attention to ensure that the applicant’s skills, experiences, and abilities are well suited to carry out his or her proposed project. The most popular national legal project-based fellowships include:

Texas Law students and graduates are also eligible to apply for the Texas Law Justice Corps Fellowship and Gallogly Family Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship. These fellowships operate much like the national project-based fellowships but are awarded either exclusively to Texas Law graduating students and alumni or are limited to three law schools.

If you are interested in having your fellowship applications and supporting materials reviewed for any postgraduate fellowship, please submit your materials to by the date listed for each fellowship listed above.