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Information for Current Students

The Graduate Program Manual provides the formal rules for graduate study in Communication at Cornell.

Conference Travel Grants

  • The Department of Communication provides grants to all registered Communication graduate students who are invited to present papers or posters at professional conferences. Maximum award is $500 once per fiscal year. The webform must be submitted before you leave for your conference and receipts need to be turned in when you return. The government sees this as taxable income.
  • The Graduate School provides grants to all graduate students who are invited to present papers or posters at professional conferences. Award amounts are based on geographic location, not actual expenses. Maximum award is $675 once per fiscal year. See the conference grant form for full eligibility requirements. The government sees this as taxable income.
  •  When student travel is entirely or partially supported on a faculty account, the Faculty-Supported Graduate Student Travel Reimbursement webform is required. It is processed as a reimbursement through the Business Service Center and requires additional documentation.

Graduate Student Awards

  • The Outstanding CALS Graduate Teaching Assistant recognizes graduate TAs who have made an important contribution to the instructional program of the College.
  • The Anson E. Rowe Award recognizes one promising graduate student (pre-A-exam) and one graduate advanced student (post-A-exam), who have proven research productivity, teaching excellence, and have made a contribution to the communication community.
  • The Glass Family Fellowship, established in honor of Dr. Royal Colle, an esteemed emeritus professor in the Department of Communication, recognizes a graduate student who exemplifies leadership and service to the Department, Field, and Cornell University.