We are encouraging researchers interested in scholarship on issues related to access, affordability, and the value of graduate and professional education to apply for an AccessLex Institute/AIR Grant. The AccessLex Institute/AIR Grant is a research and dissertation fellows program offered through a partnership between the AccessLex Institute and the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). Grants may be awarded for original research or for projects that analyze preexisting data. Membership to the AccessLex Institute or AIR is not required for grant eligibility. Two grant awards are available to support year-long research projects:

  • $50,000 Research Grant (available to faculty, practitioners, and scholars)
  • $25,000 Dissertation Grant (available to doctoral students)

The application deadline is March 2, 2020. Award decisions will be announced via email on May 4, 2020.


  • For questions about the AccessLex Institute/AIR Research and Dissertation Fellows Program, please contact grants@airweb.org.
  • For questions about NIRSA’s research programs and services, please contact NIRSA Research Coordinator Ruben Guzman.
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Ruben Guzman is currently the Research Coordinator at NIRSA