Student Chapter Project Grants
Animal Legal Defense Fund’s student chapters can apply for funding to support their animal law projects that advance our mission, and registration for and travel to animal law events. Events like the annual Animal Law Conference are wonderful educational and networking opportunities for students interested in animal law.
Please read the Student Chapter Project Grant Guidelines (PDF) before applying for a grant.
COVID-19 Pandemic Effects on Events
Please use your best judgement based on local cases, regulations, and recommendations when deciding whether to hold an in-person event at this time during to the COVID-19 pandemic. If your chapter is not holding face-to-face events, or would like to make your events more accessible, check out the Student Chapter Program Guide: Organizing in the Digital Age for ideas for online events and projects for your chapter.
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