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.  Travel requests must be submitted two weeks prior for domestic travel and thirty-one days prior for international travel.

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 Cynthia Rodriguez.  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 $600 for a one-time award per applicant per year. To request department travel support, email Prof. Mat Johnson. Students should include a link of the conference/workshop they want to attend, dates, location, estimate expenses and if they are getting any funding from the conference/workshop or other university support.  

Graduate students are strongly encouraged to first apply for The KU Graduate Scholarly Development Fund and CLAS's graduate supports through Research Excellence Initiatives.

Tenure-track, tenured, and teaching professors

The department will provide up to $800 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‚Äôs faculty travel funds and the International Programs travel fund for international travel.

KAP lecturers/APAs

The department will provide up to $800 for a one-time award per applicant per year to attend professional conferences, meetings, or workshops