Graduate Student Travel Grants-ABC San Diego Conference

The Association for Business Communication is pleased to announce the ABC Graduate Student Travel Grants. Several $400 travel grants will be awarded to support graduate students presenting on business communication research, pedagogical innovations, or diversity and inclusion initiatives at the ABC International Conference in San Diego, California, October 28–31, 2020.  The travel grants will be presented during the conference and can be used for travel expenses and/or ABC annual dues.

Eligible applicants must be new or current ABC members who are enrolled in a graduate program at the time of the conference and must have been approved to present at the conference. Grants will be awarded based on both merit and need, with preference given to first-time attendees and graduate students who are not currently employed in a full-time academic or professional position in business/communication. (ABC considers permanent adjunct faculty as full-time/professional.) Eligible applicants include graduate research/teaching assistants. Grant recipients will be asked to donate two hours of service at the conference; prior years’ service has included staffing the registration table and helping to coordinate the silent auction, among other things.

To register for the conference with the student rate, your ABC student membership must be newly obtained or current. Obtain the graduate student discount code from prior to attempting registration, but after first establishing student membership and after receiving your approval to present.


To be considered for a grant, please complete this application no later than July 31. (The travel grant is contingent on attending and participating in an in-person conference.) Please direct any questions about these grants to the chair of the Graduate Studies Committee, Stephen Carradini  (

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