The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs provides limited domestic funding to selected students who have proposed the most well-constructed, realistic independent clinical projects during the Winter Term. This funding is to offset the cost of transportation and housing while the student is off-campus. Applications for funding should be reasonable and necessary for the completion of the project. Students should pay careful attention to the relevant requirements and be sure to leave enough time to obtain the necessary documents.

Students should not that funding is not guaranteed and the full amount requested may not be approved. Students must pay out of pocket and will be reimbursed approximately four weeks after submitting receipts. Students will be reimbursed only up to the full amount of their grant funding award.

Before submitting an application students should:

Students should not make travel or housing commitments until they know whether their project has been approved and whether their funding has been awarded. 

1. Review Funding Criteria and Guidelines

CRITERIA

In reviewing funding requests for domestic independent clinical applications, OCP considers the following:

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

TRAVEL

HOUSING

RENTAL CARS & GAS

2. Apply for Funding

The funding application includes a financial waiver allowing OCP to access student financial records from Student Financial Services. Final funding decisions are at the discretion of OCP. We expect students to use their funding responsibly and for the purposes for which it was awarded.

Applications are due to the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs by:

Complete the Funding Application

3. Receive Funding Decisions

Decisions for students who applied for domestic funding will be emailed to all students by:

4. Accept Your Grant

To accept your grant, you must e-mail clinical@law.harvard.edu confirming your approval along with the Travel Grant Agreement form and the Vendor Setup Form. International students must submit the Foreign National Vendor Setup Form.

The deadline to accept the grant, submit the Travel Funding Agreement, and submit the Vendor Setup Form is:

5. Reimbursement Process

The deadline to submit receipts is:

In order to initiate the reimbursement process, students must submit their receipts. Approximately four weeks after receipts are submitted, students should expect to receive a check from Harvard Financial Services.

International Students

If you are an international student, please note that Harvard University has implemented an online program designed to collect tax-related information from foreign individuals via a secure internet site, called Glacier. This system automatically determines the individual’s U.S. tax status, treaty eligibility, and tax withholding rates based on information provided by the foreign national. To this extent, please note that the final reimbursement amount may be less than the grant funding amount awarded by OCP. 

Contact

If you have any questions about eligibility, deadlines, or the funding process, please don’t hesitate to contact:

Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs
clinical@law.harvard.edu
617.495.5202
6 Everett Street, Suite 3085 (WCC)