The King's College
The Center For the Study of Human Flourishing

Galsworthy Criminal Justice Reform Fellowship

The Center for the Study of Human Flourishing at the King’s College, New York, NY welcomes applications for non-residential teaching and research for our Galsworthy Criminal Justice Reform Program. The program’s purpose is to bolster the number of academics who are researching, writing, teaching, and speaking publicly on any aspect of mass incarceration, overcriminalization, and criminal justice reform from multiple academic disciplines.

This is a two-year fellowship which will award eight Galsworthy Fellowships to visiting faculty members, who, each year, will attend two weekend intensives in New York City facilitated by leading criminal justice and legal experts. In year one, Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend and expenses for food, lodging, and travel. In year two, these fellows will receive a stipend and an additional Research Fellowship grant of $15,000 to develop courses on criminal justice for their home institutions and to produce original scholarly or popular writings on the issue. Projects include book manuscripts, op-eds, magazine essays, peer-reviewed articles, quantitative and qualitative studies, scholarly presentations, public lectures, plays, documentaries, and so on. The program also includes media training in the second year.

Full-time professors of any rank and academic discipline are encouraged to apply. This cross-disciplinary program will invite faculty from other academic institutions and legal experts from criminal justice reform advocacy organizations who will provide the Galsworthy Fellows the latest research on overcriminalization, mass incarceration, and criminal justice reform.

In Fall 2017, additionally, the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing will host its second annual “Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration” panel, which in the first year featured such distinguished experts as: Stephanos Bibas, Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law at Yale Law School; and Dr. John Pfaff, Professor of Law at Fordham University Law School at the Princeton Club in New York City.

The program is named in honor of John Galsworthy (1867-1933), an English lawyer and playwright who was at the forefront of the criminal-justice reform movement in England.

All who are interested in applying to the fellowship should email Dr. Anthony Bradley, director of the program, at with (1) an explanation of the applicant’s interest in the program and (2) a copy of the applicant’s CV.

The application deadline is August 15, 2017.