The Graduate Program in Communication aims to provide travel funds, whenever possible, to any graduate students who present high quality scholarly research at professional meetings.

Graduate Student Conference Travel Policy

ELIGIBILITY: Graduate students must be enrolled part- or full-time and must not be on academic probation. Graduate students should only apply for funding upon receiving written notification of paper acceptance.

FUNDING PRIORITIES: Within the budget restrictions of a given year, travel money will be allocated with regard to the following priorities and considerations:

  1. Competitively selected papers will be funded at higher levels than invited papers.
  2. Priority will be given to papers presented at the yearly national or international meetings of AEJMC, BEA, ICA, and NCA.
  3. Funds are allocated on a per-conference basis. The amount allocated per conference will be the same whether the paper is single authored or multiple-authored.
  4. Funding amounts will be reduced when the College provides transportation to the site of the meeting.
Policies Related to Graduate Student International Travel

The University of Kentucky places the highest importance on the health, safety and security of its faculty, staff and students who travel abroad under University auspices. Therefore, before departing the United States for educational purposes related to their student status at the University, graduate students are required to register their travel with the UK International Center, through either the Education Abroad (EA) or International Health, Safety and Security (IHSS) office, for risk management purposes, and to purchase coverage under the University’s international travel medical insurance and security evacuation policy. Registration and the purchase of insurance is required for all students who are traveling for educational purposes outside the United States or to U.S. territories.

Under this policy, travel for “educational purposes” includes, but is not limited to: travel for research purposes, academic or professional conferences, credit-bearing education abroad, service learning abroad, visiting appointments at international universities, and any other international activity funded, recommended, and/or approved, in whole or in part, by UK.

For full details regarding international travel, please refer to the Graduate School website .

AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) $200
KCA (Kentucky Communication Association) $150
NCA (National Communication Association) $200
BEA (Broadcast Education Association) $200
ICA (International Communication Association) $200
Other student papers or presentations $100


The Graduate Program in Communication
The UK Graduate School Form
The Department of Communication Form