ILSP: Law and Social Change Travel Grants

The Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change (ILSP: LSC) invites Harvard Law School students to submit travel grant proposals to secure funding for proposed research trips related to work on or the study of Islamic law. All projects associated with Islamic law or with the legal systems of Muslim countries qualify, internships included. The Program distributes a limited number of awards on a competitive basis, up to a maximum of $1,000 per student. Selected grantees may use ILSP: LSC travel grants to supplement an award from another source. All proposals should be submitted via the online application proces. (For required materials, see “How to Apply” below.)

Students who receive an ILSP: LSC travel grant must acknowledge support of the grant in all written documentation relating to the research results, including future publications – which they should send to ILSP: LSC when published. In addition, all travel grant recipients must submit to ILSP: LSC a brief report on the scholarly results of the travel within two months after the student has returned.


JD and LLM Students

Travel grants for JD and LLM students specifically apply to the winter term in January (J-Term). JD students may apply pending the approval of their independent application to the Winter Term Clinical Committee or the Winter Term Writing Course.

The final deadline for submission from JD and LLM students is Monday, November 7 for winter term 2017 travel. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants should expect consideration of the proposal to take two to three weeks.


SJD Students

ILSP: LSC invites travel grant proposals from SJD students as part of their approved thesis research. There is no deadline for SJD grants. Instead, applications are received on a rolling basis and must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the proposed travel.