Getting Started

Updated 2021-2022

To get started, review the following documents for information on the general funding process with JD Grants and other options for funding available to students.  

Financial Planning

Updated for 2021-2022

Financial Planning Guide for Students (PDF)

We strongly encourage all students who coordinate travel or local events to read the entire Financial Planning Guide for Students before applying for funding.  Funding for events and travel is governed by many university policies and rules, and you must be familiar with them in order to manage funds correctly.  Your trip or local event will be less stressful to plan and more successful if you understand and follow the policies and rules from the beginning.

One of the many rules for local events is that the university will not pay for alcohol at student-sponsored events.  Another rule limits per-person spending on meals.  

TRAVEL PROTOCOLS

Current for 2021-2022

As of July 1, 2020, Travel Incorporated is the University's travel vendor for individuals and small groups of travelers.  (Fox World Travel will be providing travel-planning services only to groups of 10 or more who travel together.)  The change in travel vendor to Travel Incorporated may affect protocols for making travel arrangements.  Please contact Myra Sun at myra.sun@wisc.edu with questions about travel arrangements. 

Student travelers cannot add or combine personal travel with university-sponsored travel. 

As of Nov. 8, 2021, the university is no longer restricting all international travel.  (See the policy linked at the top of the main JD Grants webpage.)

STUDENT INFORMATION SESSIONS

Updated for 2021-2022

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