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Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

The Engelberg Center maintains a list of external scholarships and other grant opportunities related to our areas of focus. As many of these opportunities open on an annual basis, the list also includes opportunities that have recently closed. In many cases, the opportunity will re-open on a similar timeline next year.

Open Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

2024 Hon. Frederick E. McKelvey Writing Competition, The American Association of Patent Judges ($1,000 First Place Prize, $500 Runner-Up Prize, deadline July 1, 2024)

Grants for Intellectual Property Research, Scholarship, and Writings, C4IP (up to $25,000)

Closed Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

Here you will find all recently closed opportunities within the last year. We are constantly updating these opportunities when new deadlines become available. If you are interested in any of the below opportunities, feel free to click on the hyperlinks to learn more about the programs.

2024 Writing Competition, Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law ($2,000 First Place Prize, $500 Second Place Prize, deadline June 3, 2024)

NYIPLEF’s 2024 Diversity Scholarship, New York Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (Two Recipients, $10,000 Each, deadline April 5, 2024)

2024 Annual Student Writing Competition, The Berkeley Technology Law Journal ($1,000 Prize Plus Publication, deadline April 2, 2024)

Hon. William C. Conner Writing Competition, The New York Intellectual Property Law Association ($2,500 First Place, $1,500 Runner Up, deadline February 25, 2024)

Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Contest, Recording Academy ($10,000 tuition scholarship, deadline January 3, 2024)

Phil Cowan – Judith Bresler Memorial Scholarship, The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (EASL) ($2,500, Two Awards, deadline January 3, 2024)

IBIL PhD Student Conference, The UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (Cash Prize for Best Essay, deadline January 5, 2024)

David S. Rosenbaum Scholarship Writing Competition,The Video Game Bar Association ($2,500 Stipend, deadline December 1, 2023)

2023 NIL Writing Competition, Conduct Detrimental: THE Sports Law Intersection (Prize TBD, deadline November 10, 2023)

Jan Jancin Competition, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) ($5,000 First Place, $2,500 Second Place, deadline May 26, 2023)

Diversity Scholarship, New York Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation, ($10,000 prize - 2 available, deadline April 7, 2023)

2023 IPIL SSG-Profs Program for Tenured or Tenure-Track Law Professors, The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court ($5,000 prize, deadline February 13, 2023)

Trandafir Writing Competition, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems with University of Iowa College of Law International and Comparative Law Program ($2,000 prize, deadline March 17, 2023)

Cudahy Competition, The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law ($1,500 prize, deadline February 12, 2023)

Inclsuive Copyright Thesis Award, Build Your Future, Google ($5,000 prize, deadline January 31, 2023)

Innovators Invitational, The Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) at Brooklyn Law School ($15,000 prize, first deadline January 29, 2023)

Phil Cowan - Judith Bresler Memorial Scholarship, New York Student Bar Association ($2,500 prize - 2 available, deadline January 3, 2023)

Writing Competition, Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) ($1,000 First Place, $500 Second Place; deadline September 30, 2022)

Maurice Klitzman Award, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) (deadline August 31, 2022)

George Hutchinson Writing Competition, Federal Circuit Bar Association ($3,000 prize, deadline July 1, 2022)

Robert C. Watson Award, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) (deadline June 30, 2022)

Student Paper Competition: How Technology Regulates, Nebraska Governance and Technology Center, ($4,000 First Place, $2,000 Second Place, $1,000 Third Place, deadline June 20, 2022)

Scholarship, Chapman Albin ($1,000 prize, deadline June 15, 2022)

Student Writing Competition, The Institute for Technology Law & Policy and the Georgetown Law Technology Review ($4,000 First Place, $2,500 Second Place, $1,000 Third Place, deadline May 31, 2022)

Scholarship, The Judge John R. Brown Foundation ($10,000 First Place, $5,000 Second Place, $3,000 Third Place, $1,000 to Two Finalists, deadline May 30, 2022)

Jan Jancin Competition, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) ($5,000 prize, deadline May 27, 2022)

2022 Writing Competition, Berkley Technology Law Journal ($1,000 First Place, $500 Second Place, deadline March 28, 2022)

Diversity Scholarship, New York Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation, ($10,000 prize, deadline April 8, 2022)

Writing Contest, Pennsylvania Bar Association – Open to law students who plan to take the Pennsylvania Bar Exam only ($500 prize, deadline April 22, 2022)

Fifth Annual International Writing Contest, Center for Legal and Court Technology at William and Mary ($2,500 First Place, $1,500 Second Place, $1,000 Third Place; EXTENDED Deadline March 1, 2022)

Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition, American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and Access to Justice Tech Fellows ($1,000 First Place, $500 Second Place, deadline March 1, 2022)

The Honorable William Conner Writing Competition ($1,500 First Place, $1,000 Second Place, deadline February 27, 2022)

Cudahy Competition, The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law ($1,500 prize, February 6, 2022)

Trandafir Writing Competition, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems with University of Iowa College of Law International and Comparative Law Program ($2,000 prize, deadline February 7, 2022)

2022 IPIL SSG-Profs Program for Tenured or Tenure-Track Law Professors, The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court ($5,000 prize, deadline January 29, 2022)

Fellowship Grants for Federal Law Clerks, The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court ($3,000 prize, deadline January 29, 2022)

National Patent Application Drafting Competition 2022, The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (team application due January 30, 2022)

Sidney B. Williams Jr. Scholar, Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law Scholarship Program ($30,000 tuition grant award, payable over three years to students seeking law school admission, rolling deadline of February 1st - 1 year before law school admission)

Fifth Annual International Writing Contest, Center for Legal and Court Technology at William and Mary ($2,500 First Place, $1,500 Second Place, $1,000 - Third Place; Deadline January 10, 2022)

Scholarship, Phil Cowan – Judith Bresler Memorial Scholarship ($2,500 prize - 2 available, deadline January 5, 2022)

NYU Startup Sprints, NYU ($1,000 prize in funding plus additional support and services, deadline for applications November 16, 2021)

Student Writing Competition: How Technology Regulates, Nebraska Governance and Technology Center ($4,000 First Place, $2,000 Second Place, $1,000 Third Place, deadline June 30, 2022)

2022 National Patent Application Drafting Competition, The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (First deadline October 31, 2021)

Federal Circuit Bar Association Scholarship ($10,000 prize, deadline July 1, 2021)

Student Writing Competition, Georgetown Institute for Technology Law & Policy and the Georgetown Law Technology Review ($4,000 First Place, $2,000 Second Place, $1,000 Third Place, deadline May 31, 2021)

James R. Cleary Prize for Student Media Law and Policy Research in 2020 ($1,000 First Place, $500 Second Place, $250 Third Place, deadline April 15, 2021)

Diversity Scholarship, New York Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation ($10,000 prize, deadline April 9, 2021)

Writing Competition, Berkeley Technology Law Journal ($1,000 prize + publication First Place, $500 Second Place, deadline March 29, 2021)

Innovators Invitational, The Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) at Brooklyn Law School ($6,000 First Place, $4,000 Second Place, $2,000 Third Place, first deadline March 6, 2021)

Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition, William & Mary Law School ($2,500 First Place, $1,500 Second Place, $1,000 Third Place, deadline February 7, 2021)

Diverse Copyright Thesis Award, Google ($5,000 prize, deadline January 31, 2021)

Graduate Student Annual Conference Paper Prize, Working with Intellectual Property: Legal Histories of Innovation, Labor, and Creativity at The Stanford Center for Law and History (deadline December 1, 2020)

Call for Papers: Regulatory Responses to Information, The Wikimedia/Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and Information (WIII) ($1,000 prize, deadline July 25, 2020)