Travel Grants

The Institute for Global Law and Policy provides modest research and travel support to scholars conducting research in areas closely related to the IGLP’s ongoing work. Applications are open to current Harvard Law School students and alumni of IGLP: The Workshop. Preference is given to current doctoral students. Travel grants are limited to students who have been invited to present their scholarly work at academic conferences.

Travel grants are not available to students who have received other funding from Harvard Law School for the same trip. Generally, IGLP support does not exceed $500 toward the cost of travel for conferences in the US and $1,000 for conferences outside the US.

Applicants should include:

  • Current C.V.
  • HLS transcript
  • description of ongoing academic work
  • a budget
  • a copy of the invitation letter or email  from conference organizers  where you have presented

Click HERE to apply  for a Travel Grant!

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

2012-2013 Travel Grants:

  • Marisa Taney (JD Candidate, Harvard Law School) received a grant to travel to Argentina to study immigration and asylum as a part of a continuing clinical project with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC). 
  • Damjan Kukovec (SJD, Slovenia) received a grant to travel to the London School of Economics to attend the conference Europe’s Justice Deficit? Beyond Good Governance and to present his paper Justice in the EU Constitutional and Free Movement Discourse and the European Periphery. 
  • Arnulf Becker (Brown University) received a travel grant to attend the conference on Religion, Empire and International Law in Zaragoza.
  • Saptarishi Bandopadhyay (Harvard Law School) received a travel grant to attend the 18th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Reflective Law at the University of British Columbia.
  • Ching-Fu Lin (Harvard Law School) received a travel grant to present a paper entitled “Global Food Safety Governance: Regime Competition between Public and Private Regulatory Sites” at the Viterbo Global Administrative Seminar in Rome, Italy.
  • Jorge Gonzalez- Jacome (Harvard Law School) received a travel grant to present his paper entitled “The Struggle Against Constitutional Exceptions: Human Rights in Argentina, Chile, and Columbia During the 1980s” at the 2013 International Graduate Legal Research Conference at King’s College in London.

2010-2011 Travel Grants:

  • Namita Wahi (SJD, India) received a grant to travel to Pune, India in December to present her papers “From Promise to Progress: Citizens, Courts and the Right to Health in India” and “The Paradoxical Debate on Constitutional Property in India” at the Law and Social Science Network annual conference.
  • Jennifer Macleod (LL.M., United Kingdom) received a grant to travel to Ghana in January 2010 to research anti-eviction efforts in the Agyenmankata Community.
  • Lisa Collins (Kennedy and Frank Knox Visiting Researcher, United Kingdom) received a grant to travel to Ghana in January 2010 to research anti-eviction efforts in the Agyenmankata Community.
  • Iain Frame (S.J.D., Scotland) received a grant to travel to London in April 2010 to present a paper at the 4th International Graduate Legal Research Conference at King’s College London School of Law and Graduate School.
  • Heidi Matthews (S.J.D. Canada) received a grant to travel to Toronto in January to present a paper at The Third Annual Conference of the Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law
  • Jose Luis de la Calle Sanchez (IGLP Visiting Researcher, Spain) received a grant to attend a Conference on International Antitrust Litigation jointly organized by UCL Louvain and the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, which was held in Brussels on March 26, 2010.

2009 Travel Grants:

  • Iain Frame (SJD – Scotland) received a grant to travel to Toronto, Ontario for the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law, held in January, 2009. Iain presented his work dealing with the international law of money
  • Namita Wahi (SJD – India) received a grant to travel to New Delhi, India for the PRS Legislative Research Annual Conference held in December. Namita presented two papers at the conference – one on regulation of campaign finance in India and the other on devising a set of parameters for measuring the effectiveness of the legislature in a parliamentary system.
  • Heidi Matthews (SJD – Canada) received a grant to travel to Glasgow, Scotland for the Public in Law Conference held at the University of Glasgow in April. Heidi presented her paper “The Public in War: From Private to Public in International Law (and Back Again).”

2008 Travel Grants:

  • Arnulf Becker Lorca (SJD – Chile) received a grant to travel to Providence, Rhode Island for the The Watson Institute for International Studies Conference After Empire: Global Governance Today Conference, in June, 2008. Arnulf presented his paper entitled “Universal International Law: histories of imposition, circulation and appropriation 1850s-1900s.”
  • Carlos Portugal Gouvêa (SJD Alum – Brazil) received a grant to travel to Providence, Rhode Island for the The Watson Institute for International Studies Conference After Empire: Global Governance Today Conference, in June, 2008. Carlos presented his paper entitled “Beyond Formalization of Entitlements: Innovation in Land Redistribution in Latin America.”
  • Ermal Frashari (SJD – Albania) received a grant to travel to London for the School of Oriental and African Studies Post-Graduate Student Colloquium held in January, 2008. The colloquium provide a forum for doctoral students and others working in the fields of international, transnational and comparative law, to present their research for open discussion.
  • Hila Shamir (SJD – Israel) received a grant to travel to Toronto for the Up Against Family Law Exceptionalism Conference held at the University of Toronto in February, 2008. Hila participated in a round table discussion on “The Family, the Market and the State: Modes of ‘Public’ Ordering.”
  • Galit Sarfaty (HRP Visiting Fellow) received a grant to travel to Providence, Rhode Island for the The Watson Institute for International Studies Conference After Empire: Global Governance Today Conference, in June, 2008. Galit gave a talk on “Why Culture Matters in International Institutions: The Marginality of Human Rights at the World Bank.”
  • Alvaro Santos (SJD Alum – Mexico) received a grant to travel to Providence, Rhode Island for the The Watson Institute for International Studies Conference After Empire: Global Governance Today Conference, in June, 2008. Alvaro gave a talk on “Three discourses of Labor Law in the Development Debate.”
  • Vishaal Kishore (SJD – UK & Australia) received a grant to travel to Providence, Rhode Island for the The Watson Institute for International Studies Conference After Empire: Global Governance Today Conference, in June, 2008. Vishaal chaired a panel on International Relations: Rethinking Established Paradigms. Vishaal also received a grant to travel to London for the School of Oriental and African Studies Post-Graduate Student Colloquium held in January, 2008. The colloquium provide a forum for doctoral students and others working in the fields of international, transnational and comparative law, to present their research for open discussion.
  • Hengameh Saberi (SJD – Iran) received a grant to travel to Providence, Rhode Island for the The Watson Institute for International Studies Conference After Empire: Global Governance Today Conference, in June, 2008. Hengameh gave a talk on the Critique of Rational Choice Theories of International Relations.
  • Shunko Rojas (SJD – Argentina) received a grant to travel to Providence, Rhode Island for the The Watson Institute for International Studies Conference After Empire: Global Governance Today Conference, in June, 2008. Shunko chaired a panel on Law and Development.
  • Lauren Coyle (JD Alum) received a grant to travel to Providence, Rhode Island for the The Watson Institute for International Studies Conference After Empire: Global Governance Today Conference, in June, 2008.

2007 Travel Grants:

  • Arnulf Becker Lorca (SJD – Chile) received a grant to travel to Oslo, Norway for the New International Law Conference, in March, 2007. Arnulf presented his paper entitled “International Lawyers at Ease with a Culterally, Politically, or Geographically Fragmented International Legal Order? Revisiting the Cosmopolitan Ideal in the History of Modern International Law.”
  • Moria Paz (SJD – Israel) received a grant to travel to Oslo, Norway for the New International Law Conference, in March, 2007. Moria presented her paper on “A Non-territorial Ethnic Network and the Evolution of State Power: The Case of the Alliance Israelite Universelle.”
  • Helena Alviar (SJD Alum – Columbia) received a grant travel to Harvard Law School for the “Up Against Family Law Exceptionalism” conference, in February 2007.
  • Stavros Gkantinis (SJD – Greece) received a grant to travel to Montreal for the European Union Studies Association Biennial International Conference, in May 2007.
  • Michael Halley (JD Alum) received a grant to travel to the United Kingdom for the BARS/NASSR Conference, in July, 2007.
  • Jeremy Perelman (SJD) received a grant to travel to Germany for the Law and Society Berlin Conference. His presentation focused on the theories and practices of social change advocacy in Africa
  • Shunko Rojas (SJD – Argentina) received a grant to travel to Berlin for the International Conference “Law and Society in the 21st Century: Transformations, Resistances, Futures” being held there from July 25th – 28th 2007.
  • Katherine Young (SJD – Australia) received a grant to travel to Germany for the Law and Society Berlin Conference. Katherine plans to present her paper “The Zakari Case: Using Rights as Footprints.”
  • Amalia Amaya (SJD – Spain) received a grant to travel Krakow, Poland for the conference “Law and Legal Culture in the 21st Century: Diversity and Unity” being held there from August 1st – 6th 2007. Amalia will prsent a paper at the conference’s workshop on “Reasoning about Legal Evidence.”