How to Apply

To apply for a 2016-2017 LAPA Fellowship, please complete the online application.

Your completed application will include:

  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.
  • A statement (of no more than 1,500 words) describing in detail the research project on which you plan to work while in residence at Princeton. The statement should describe the topic for your research and your proposal for addressing it. The statement should also address the importance of the proposed project within the context of your own past work (if relevant) and other scholarly work. Please address this proposal to a general educated audience, not to specialists in your field.
  • A second statement indicating whether you would like to teach a course. If so, the statement should include a brief description of the proposed course, a paragraph about how the course might be organized, and a sample reading list of books, articles, and/or cases. Typically, proposed courses should be seminars on a topic of normative and empirical significance in the broad area of law and public affairs. Fellows may apply to teach one course in Princeton’s graduate or undergraduate programs, subject to the needs of the University, sufficient enrollment, approval of the Dean of the Faculty, and the cooperation of the sponsoring academic department.
  • A significant piece of written work such as an article or a book chapter (preferably something written during the last three years). Do not submit more than one piece.
  • A confidential statement indicating (1) your salary (not including summer research support) for the current academic year (September 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016), (2) financial support available to you from your home institution, other grantors, and any other sources during your time at Princeton, and (3) what support you are likely to need from the program.
  • Two letters of reference, which must arrive by the deadline.

Inquiries about the program can be made to

The Selection Committee begins reviewing applications immediately, and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.