Grants and Fellowships

IJPM currently supports twelve Faculty Fellows whose research and publications are relevant to the various intersections of law, politics, and the media.

From the College of Law:

From the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs:

From the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications:


Research Fellowships

In the past IJPM made grant money available to promote scholarly study in the areas of law, politics, and the media. These opportunities included Research Fellowships and Project Grants.  In the 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years, IJPM distributed Reseach Fellowships to full-time faculty and full-time graduate students across Syracuse University.

For a listing of past Research Fellows, please go here.

For questions regarding IJPM’s Faculty Fellows, please contact Katherine De Maria, IJPM Graduate Assistant at

Project Grants

In the past, IJPM distributed $2500 Project Grants to support interdisciplinary research in our areas of interest.  The Project Grants were awarded to the College of Law, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in successive years.

Lisa A. Dolak, Angela S. Cooney Professor of Law and IJPM Associate Director, used the 2007 Project Grant to launch a study of how the mass media portrays intellectual property rights (IPR). The recent dramatic expansion of IPR acquisition and exploitation around the globe has made IPR a pressing issue of policy debate and regular item on the Supreme Court’s docket. The surge in IPR activity has also drawn increased media attention, including extensive coverage of several high-profile IPR disputes. Professor Dolak assessed this coverage, examining the images of IPR constructed by the media as well as how these media images shaped popular understanding and influenced judicial decisionmaking.  Professor Dolak’s work served as the basis for the “Creators vs. Consumers” conference organized by IJPM on October 26, 2007.

Mark Obbie, former Associate Director of the Carnegie Reporting Program at Newhouse, used the 2008 Project Grant to help fund a Legal Reporting Fellowship program for freelance journalists.  The four Fellowship recipients received up to $3,000 each as well as support from student research assistants.

Keith Bybee, IJPM Director, was the recipient of the 2009 Project Grant and Professor Bybee used his grant to launch a “Law, Politics, and the Media” subject matter journal on the Social Science Research Network.