ICLE Announces Speakers Series Grants 2024-2025

PORTLAND, Ore. (Mar. 27, 2024) – The International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) is excited to announce its second year of Speakers Series Grants to support law & economics scholarship on campus. These grants allow recipients to bring several speakers to their campus over the course of the academic year to present current scholarship.

In evaluating proposals for the 2024-2025 academic year, we will place special emphasis on bringing new voices into the law & economics community, including both more junior scholars and scholars from cognate disciplines such as business and engineering.

Proposals should include a list of potential invited speakers, a copy of your CV, and a short paragraph noting reasons you believe such a series will be well-received at your school, any challenges you anticipate facing, and opportunities you may have for speakers to engage with non-law faculty or students.

This program is modeled on workshop series common in law schools. That is not, however, intended to prescribe a format necessary to receive support through this program. We welcome applications from both law and non-law faculty, and encourage faculty to submit applications for support of programs that “break the mold” described in this call for proposals.

Typical awards will be $10,000. Awards will be made as a gift to the recipient’s school, restricted for the use of a speakers series with speakers identified at the sole discretion of the award recipient. Speakers invited to this series should be given the same level of support afforded to any other speaker invited to your school (e.g., in terms of room availability, promotion, scheduling, etc). The precise administration of funds shall be at the discretion of the recipient. ICLE would anticipate the funds being used to support speakers’ travel and hotel costs, food and promotional materials, and a group dinner with the speaker. ICLE does not allow overhead to be charged against gifts of this size.

At the end of each semester, award recipients should report to ICLE the names and affiliations of speakers and the number of faculty and students who attended their presentations (including their disciplines if they are not all law faculty and students). At the end of the academic year, award recipients should report to ICLE the amount of unspent funds.

ICLE is planning to execute these series starting in Fall 2024, but is open to proposals that envision an earlier timeline. 

Please submit your proposal to [email protected] by Friday, May 31, 2024.