The IGLP is able to offer a limited number of travel grants for panelists and presenters at the 2013 Conference. The April 5, 2013 deadline for travel grants has passed.

Please note that the IGLP cannot guarantee that the travel grant will cover the entire cost of your travel. 

Travel FAQ 

Q:  Does the IGLP have any funds for travel?

A:  Yes. The IGLP offers a limited number of Travel Grants for young scholars unable to secure funding from their home university. If you wish to be considered for an IGLP Travel Grant, you must complete an IGLP Travel Grant application and provide evidence that you were unable to secure funds from your home university or other institution. Such evidence could include an official email or letter from your university that states that your request for funding has been denied. We strongly encourage you to apply by April 5, 2013. Travel Grants will be awarded on a first come-first served basis.

Q. Why do you ask that I first seek travel funding from my home university?

A:  The Institute for Global Law and Policy is pleased to be able to offer travel funding support for some conference participants. However, we do not have the resources to offer support to every participant. Therefore we are asking ALL conference panelists and presenters to first seek travel funding from their home university or institution. Those of you who are able to secure outside funding will help ensure that we will be able to offer some funding to those who could not.

Q: Will an IGLP Travel Grant cover all of my travel expenses to: The Conference?

A:  Depending on where you are travelling from an IGLP Travel Grant may not cover the full cost of your flights. Travel Grants for the Conference will only be applied to tickets purchased through Harvard Travel Office. It is your responsibility to pay for the remaining balance.

Q:  How do I book my flights if I am awarded a travel grant?

A:  If you are awarded a Travel Grant, you will be sent instructions about how to arrange for your flights through the Harvard Travel Office. The IGLP will only be able to apply the funds directly to the cost of a ticket purchased through Harvard Travel. You may not use an IGLP Travel Grant to reimburse you for any ticket you purchase. Please DO NOT Contact the Travel Office until you have been have been awarded a grant

Q: Can I purchase my own ticket and get reimbursed from the IGLP?

A: We will not offer reimbursements for any participants who purchase their own tickets. If an exception needs to be made, please note that Harvard Financial Office rules would not allow us to issue any payments until after the Conference is over.

Q: What if I need to change my flight after it has been purchased?

A:  If you make any changes to your travel itinerary, it is your responsibility to pay for any fees that are included in that action.

Q:  What if I need a Visa to enter the United States?

A:  It is your responsibility to ensure that you hold a proper visa. Obtaining a visa can be a lengthy process, so you should apply as soon as it is reasonably practical. As an accepted participant to IGLP: The Conference, you can use either the B-1 visa or visa waiver program for your visit. Please let us know as soon as possible if your home country will require a letter of invitation from the IGLP before they issue you a B-1 visa. Information about Visas and the type you are eligible for can be found on the U.S. State Department website at Additional information can be found on the Harvard University International Office website at

Q:  What if I want to arrive before June 2nd or Depart after June 5th?

A: We hope that many conference participants will spend time sightseeing in the area either before or after the Conference. The Law and Society Association’s Annual Meeting will also be held in Boston from May 30-June 2 and we know many IGLP panelists will be attending this conference as well. If you are planning on a longer stay in the Boston area please know that the IGLP Conference housing on the HLS campus will only be available from June 2nd to the morning of June 5th. There will be no campus housing available to us either before or after these dates. You will need to make your own lodging arrangements at your own expense. If this is the case, we ask that you please do your own research about places to stay or visit.

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