Travel Support


Continuation of the travel support funds will be decided based upon budget availability on a yearly basis. These funds are provided in the form of reimbursements for domestic or international travel expenses. Requests for travel support should be made to the chair by email.

Beginning August 1, 2021, we will no longer use the department's travel request form.  You can use the SSC travel form or you can directly complete the travel request form in KU's Concur system.  If you are unfamiliar with the Concur Travel Request and would like help with it, contact Lori Gutsch in the KU Travel Office or our Shared Service Center accounting specialist Faith Gorden.  Instructions for KU's travel process are available.

Graduate students

The department will provide a total of $10,000 to support graduate students to present their research at professional meetings, conferences, and workshops. There is a limit of up to $500 for a one-time award per applicant per year. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to first apply for The KU Graduate Scholarly Presentation Travel Fund and CLAS's graduate supports through Research Excellence Initiatives

Tenure-track, tenured, and teaching professors

The department will provide up to $700 for a one-time award per applicant per year to attend professional conferences, meetings, or workshops or visit collaborators at academic institutions. Tenure-track, tenured, and teaching professors are strongly encouraged to first apply for the College’s faculty travel funds and the International Programs travel fund for international travel.

KAP lecturers/APAs

The department will provide up to $700 for a one-time award per applicant per year to attend professional conferences, meetings, or workshops