ABC Graduate Student Travel Grants

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. The travel grants will be presented during the conference. The grants will be presented at the Presidential Awards Dinner during the conference and can be used to reimburse 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 (e.g., staffing the registration table, helping to coordinate the silent auction, and/or photography).

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 30. (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  (

Graduate Student Travel Grant Winners 2019  (No travel grants were issued in 2020.)

Doreen Hanke, Texas A&M International University
Mollie Hartup, Kent State University
Samuel Head, Ohio State University
Shelley Hepler, University of Kansas
Yaqian Jiang, University of Southern Florida
Lauren Ashley Malone, Iowa State University
Amalia Merino, University of Texas at Austin
Jeremy Rosselot-Merritt, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Craig (C.P.) Moreau, Carnegie Mellon University
Ruby Kirk Nancy, East Carolina University
Lindsay Neufer, Purdue University
Mason Pellegrini, Purdue University
Nupoor Ranade, North Carolina State University
Amaly Santiago, University of South Florida
Hua Wang, Michigan Technical University
Ryan Wold, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Previous winners