The Case Research Foundation promotes awareness, development, and dissemination of case research, writing and teaching through the provision of scholarships, grants, and more.

Currently, the major activity of the CRF is administering the Paul R. Lawrence Fellowship Program. This program provides fellowships to doctoral students and junior faculty in the first three years of a tenure-track or equivalent appointment to be trained in case research, writing, and teaching at the annual meeting of the North American Case Research Association (NACRA). The CRF has awarded five rounds of fellowships, in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The Case Research Foundation (CRF) was founded in June 2014 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation. The CRF is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible, to the extent allowed by law.