The Steel Fellowship is the first fellowship of its kind anywhere in the country.

In typical years, the annual Fellowship is a $30,000 award for an individual to complete full-time work for twelve (12) months.

 

The Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship provides funding for a new lawyer to work in the United States on an innovative, public interest law project that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The Fellowship will help ensure that unmet legal needs are recognized and prioritized on an on-going basis, and that the next generation of legal advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community develops the critical skills necessary to secure civil rights into the future.

The Steel Fellowship is the first fellowship of its kind anywhere in the country. In typical years, the annual Fellowship is a $30,000 award for an individual to complete full-time work for twelve (12) months. Pride Law Fund seeks to fund "cutting edge" projects with the potential to make a lasting impact. Persons are eligible to apply if they are law students eligible to graduate in the Spring semester, or are lawyers within three years of their graduation from law school. Additional requirements are set forth in the application materials. Factors considered in awarding grants include:

  • Need for the project (how under-served the issue/community is)
  • Anticipated impact of the project
  • The organization and structure of the proposal
  • Stability and supportiveness of the sponsoring organization or attorney
  • The applicant's past community or public service activities
  • The applicant's connection and involvement with the LGBTQ community.

Deadline for Applications: January 12, 2018

Download 2018 Steel Fellowship Application

Completed applications should be sent to: Steel@pridelawfund.org


Questions?

Please see our FAQ if you have any questions. If you have a question not addressed here, please email us.

We will be conducting a call-in for prospective applicants on January 3, 2018, at 4 pm eastern time / 1 pm pacific time.

Call Number

(712) 832-8292

PIN: 816253