What expenses can be covered?

  • Domestic travel expenses (within the United States)
  • Accommodation costs
  • Conference registration fees

What types of participation are covered?

  • Active Participation: presenting papers or posters, or speaking on a panel (attending purely as participant is not covered)
  • Environmental Purpose: presenting at an environmental event or presenting a paper on an environmental topic at any event
  • Law or Policy Related: either the paper or the event must have a strong law/policy focus
  • Unfortunately we cannot cover participation in political activities, including protests, campaigning, lobbying, etc.

Who is eligible?

  • Current J.D., LL.M. or S.J.D. students
  • Unfortunately we cannot consider applications from undergraduates or alumni

Sustainability Commitment

In compliance with our sustainability goals, we discourage air travel when possible.  If the destination can be reached via train or other land transportation without excessive hardship, such an option will be required.

Grant Details:

  • 2 grants awarded per year
  • Maximum of $500 each, based on actual expenses
  • Note that the student will be responsible for any tax liability associated with receipt of this grant

How to Apply:

Submit your proposals and estimated budgets to the Environmental Law and Policy Program Director, Lydia Slobodian, at lns27@georgetown.edu.  

You should include:

  • Official invitation to participate in the event as speaker or presenter (e.g. copy of email)
  • Abstract or outline of paper, presentation or panel
  • Proposed schedule and travel budget

You should submit your request at least 1 month prior to the proposed date of travel.