Law Student Opportunity: RMMLF Grants Program

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) welcomes applications for grant funding. Visit the Professors & Students page of our website at RMMLF Grants for full details.

The RMMLF Grants Program was established in 1976 to promote scholarship, research, writing, teaching, and the study of mineral resources law and related fields at law schools around the country. In 2017 the Grants Program was expanded to include these traditional scholarship projects as well as innovative new projects or proposals in the fields of mining law, oil and gas law, energy law, water law, public land law, and related legal areas.

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Preparation of books, articles, and similar materials for publication
  • Preparation of teaching materials
  • Research expenses incurred by faculty and supervised law students
  • Start-up funding for new educational programs, classes, or conferences

Examples of eligible expenses include research assistant compensation, publication costs, publicity costs, essential travel, project-related compensation, and data acquisition costs.

Applications are evaluated by the RMMLF Grants Committee on a continuing basis, with preference given to Constituent Law Schools of the Foundation and to projects that will result in a clear, tangible outcome with widespread utility and long-term value. Larger grant requests may be evaluated quarterly, since funds are limited and the Committee wishes to ensure that funds go to the most worthy projects.

Applications and requests for information regarding the Grants Program should be submitted electronically to Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.