Petronio-Bantz Graduate Student Travel Award

Petronio-Bantz Graduate Student Travel Award


The Petronio-Bantz Graduate Student Travel Award was created by Professor Sandra Petronio and former Chancellor Charles R. Bantz who believe that the ability to present research, participate in scholarly meetings and conferences, and have the opportunity to network is essential in the professional development of graduate students, particularly those who wish to enter academia. Thus, the award supports graduate students in the Department of Communication Studies at the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI who will be presenting at scholarly conferences and academic meetings. Allowable expenses include but are not limited to conference travel, accommodations, and conference registration fees.

Selection Criteria

Both doctoral and master’s students are invited to apply. However, first preference given to recipients that are doctoral students in the Health Communication Ph.D. Program that have been competitively selected to present a paper at a regional, national or international conference. Preference will also be given to student recipients who have been competitively selected. If there are no suitable candidates at the doctoral level, master’s students may be considered.

How to Apply

Please contact Katharine Head at for materials needed to complete the application.