Bruce Green (Fordham) asked that I pass along the following information on a source of funding for relevant research. Note that the description evidences a preference for empirical projects.
"The ABA Section of Litigation invites applications to The Litigation Research Fund which makes individual awards of between $5,000 and $20,000 to support original and practical scholarly work that significantly advances the understanding of civil litigation in the United States. The Fund was established in 2007 to support research and writing projects relevant to litigation policy and practice, with preference given to works with an empirical foundation. The first round of funding in early 2008 resulted in seven grants totaling approximately $70,000. Priority will be given to applications received by August 31, 2008."
For additional information, contact: Professor Bruce Green, firstname.lastname@example.org.