Travel policies

General travel policies

If your research involves travel, you must comply with the College policies on travel. It is your responsibility to carefully read all of the information on the Global Dartmouth website so that you remain in compliance with College policies. Sections that may be relevant include:

  • Travel registry
  • Travel exceptions
  • Travel safety policy
  • Visa services
  • Emergency support

International travel

For research projects involving any type of international travel:

  • Pre-trip planning information as well as security and medical assistance while abroad is available through Dartmouth's subscription to International SOS.
  • Be sure to check on visa policies well in advance of any planned travel as the visa application process can be lengthy in some cases.
  • You will be required to submit your trip information on the Travel Registry Form.

In general, UGAR funds are awarded only for travel to countries that the College has deemed to be lower risk based on a number of factors. If you are applying for funding to travel to a country or region that is not on that list, a Travel Exception is required. The process of obtaining an exception can be lengthy so it is imperative that you submit your waiver application as early as possible (on or before the UGAR grant application deadline).