AALL Annual Meeting Grants

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AALL Annual Meeting/Workshop Grant Applications

Deadline: April 1
Contact: Annual Meeting Grant Awards Jury Chair


The AALL Grants Program provides financial assistance to experienced law librarians who are actively involved in AALL or its chapters and to newer law librarians or graduate students who hold promise of future involvement in AALL and the law library profession. Funds are provided by AALL, AALL individual members, and vendors.

Grants cover registration costs at either the Annual Meeting or workshops associated with the Annual Meeting. Individuals eligible for the Experienced Member Grant are active members with five or more years of AALL or AALL chapter membership. Individuals eligible for the Student/New Member Grant are active members with less than five years of AALL or AALL chapter membership or student members of AALL or an AALL chapter.


An applicant must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for the award:

  • be a member or student member of AALL or an AALL chapter;
  • not have received a grant in the past three years.; and
  • submit a timely and complete application.

*If circumstances prevent a recipient from using the grant, it reverts to the jury; however, the recipient remains eligible to apply another year.


Submit one application package with the following items:

  • a complete, legible application form;
  • two letters of recommendation that comment on your potential to contribute to AALL and the field of law librarianship and address your need for the grant; and
  • a current resume is strongly suggested.

Note: Applications and letters of recommendation must be on 8 1/2" x 11" paper.

For suggestions in writing effective personal statements, and having references write strong letters of recommendation, applicant can take a look at the hints contained in the following two articles:

"Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Writing effective personal statements for AALL Annual Meeting/workshop grants" by Michele Finerty

"Lending a Hand: Suggestions for writing better letters of recommendation for AALL Annual Meeting/workshop grants" by Pauline Afuso


The complete application package must be received by April 1 at the address below:

Annual Meeting Grant Awards Jury Chair
American Association of Law Libraries
105 W. Adams Street, Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603