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The International Communication Association is able to continue its mission because of your support and generosity. Every donation aids ICA in achieving our mission to advance the scholarly study of human communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide. Your contribution is an investment in the future of communication research and helps build a solid foundation for future scholars.

By contributing to a campaign listed below, you'll help ensure that our work continues. Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome donations of all sizes and payment plans – whether it's a one-time gift, a monthly contribution, or part of a matching gifts program. See below for guidance on how best to help.

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  • Any of the options above, plus
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WAYS TO DONATE

Donate Online

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Your generous donation in the name of a friend, colleague, or loved one will help ICA continue to provide services to our members and attendees around the world. We'll notify the recipient of your thoughtful gesture, whether you give over the phone or online. You can also request that people give to ICA in lieu of gifts for special occasions in your own life (work anniversary, retirement, birthday)!

Gifts of Stock 

Giving long-term appreciated stock gifts offers many tax-saving advantages. If you wish to transfer stock to the International Communication Association, email Laura Sawyer, Executive Director, or call her at +1(202)955-1444, ext. 101, to discuss next steps.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Did you know that your life insurance policy can also be your tool to make a charitable donation to? Contributing all or part of your life insurance policy will help ICA to continue to provide service to our members and attendees. Just check with your life insurance agent for details about the necessary forms to complete to make ICA a beneficiary.

Bequest Gifts

Many donors choose to leave a special gift to their favorite charitable organizations in their will. In many countries, estate taxes can take between 37% to 55% of a person's estate at the time of their passing. ICA can be named as a beneficiary in your will in a number of simple ways. Please consult your attorney or financial advisor.

Corporate Matching Gift Plan

Many employers will match your gifts to charitable organizations. This simple and effective method can double your contribution! Contact your human resources department to request a corporate matching gift application form. Complete and send your company’s form to us by mail or email, and we will handle the rest.

Thank you for supporting ICA!


Annenberg Graduate Student Travel Fund » Donate Online

Established in 2001, under the direction of the then Annenberg, U Pennsylvania dean Kathleen Hall Jamieson, this endowment fund is used to encourage divisions to grant funds for student travel. Dividends from the fund are used to provide matching money to those divisions who do grant student travel money to an ICA conference.

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ICA Student Travel Fund » Donate Online

The ICA Student Travel Fund was established in December 2015 to increase our financial aid to student members presenting at our conferences thereby assisting with expenses related to traveling to the conference...

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Larry Gross Travel Fund » Donate Online

The Larry Gross Travel Fund was established in 2003 to honor Professor Gross' 35 years of service and contribution to the faculty of the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania to support student travel for students from ICA's smaller divisions and interest groups that reflect Professor Gross' research interests. These awards rotate among the named divisions on an annual basis.

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Securing ICA's Future » Donate Online

Under the leadership of Joseph Cappella, a capital campaign was begun in late 2000. Donors can make either one time donations or yearly commitments for up to five years. The goal of "Securing ICA's Future" is to "increase ICA's student travel fellowship funds, increase support for our journal and Yearbook editors and increase the diversity and size of our research awards." ICA is also seeking new publishing venues and better participation in national dialogue about social issues in which...

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C. Edwin Baker Award for the Advancement of Scholarship on Media, Markets and Democracy » Donate Online

The Baker Award recognizes work that has made significant contributions to the development, reach and influence of such scholarship. While the awards committee favors research that consists of multiple projects and publications that have made a clear, coherent and sustained contribution to the advancement of such scholarship over time, single works and/or activities which have been highly influential in the field may also qualify someone for nomination. More specifically, nominees for this...

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Children, Adolescents and Media Division Awards Fund » Donate Online

The Children, Adolescents and Media Special Interest Group has created a fund to be used to acknowledge the accomplishments of its members. Contributions to this fund will be used to provide monetary awards associated with the Dissertation Award for Children, Adolescents and Media Research and for the three Top Paper Awards presented at ICA's annual conference. In addition, funds will be used to off-set costs for student travel to the ICA annual conference. Award recipients are selected by...

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Environmental Communication Division Scholarship and Engagement Fund » Donate Online

The Scholarship and Engagement Fund of the ICA Environmental Communication Division is an opportunity for institutions, organizations, and fellow researchers to help defray the costs associated with upcoming ICA Conferences. By contributing to this fund, you are supporting our division's communication scholars with graduate student travel grants and awards for excellence in scholarship. Supporters like you are the key to our success. We appreciate your contribution!

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Feminist Scholarship - Teresa Award Fund » Donate Online

The Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship recognizes work that has made significant contributions to the development, reach and influence of feminist scholarship. While the FSD awards committee favors research that consists of multiple projects and publications that have made a clear, coherent and sustained contribution to the advancement of feminist scholarship over time, single works and/or activities which have been highly influential in the field of feminist...

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Frederick Williams Prize for Contributions to the Study of Communication Technology » Donate Online

Dr. Frederick Williams (1933-2010), former ICA President and founding Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication, was one of the first scholars to devote research attention to the study of new communication technology. Fred was a visionary who made a lasting impact on the field of communication. He was a colleague, friend and mentor to many who carry his vision forward and who honor his memory with this Prize. The Frederick Williams Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to knowledge...

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Health Communication - Abby Prestin Dissertation of the Year Award Fund » Donate Online

The Abby Prestin Health Communication Dissertation of the Year Award is given jointly each year by the Health Communication Divisions of the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association. Recipients are selected through blind review by a panel of elected officers of the two Associations to recognize excellence in student scholarship at the Doctoral Degree level. Nominees may submit work on any aspect of health communication, representing any methodological...

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Health Communication - Amanda L. Kundrat Thesis of the Year Award » Donate Online

The Amanda L. Kundrat Health Communication Thesis of the Year Award is given jointly each year by the Health Communication Divisions of the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association. Recipients are selected through blind review by a panel of elected officers of the two Associations to recognize excellence in student scholarship at the Masters Degree level. Nominees may submit work on any aspect of health communication, representing any methodological...

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Information Systems - Hunter Award Fund » Donate Online

The John E. Hunter Memorial Award given by the Information Systems Division of the International Communication Association honors the best meta-analysis by a member. Hunter was a mentor to many graduate students at Michigan State and often referred to the discipline of communication as the future direction of social science. His contribution to the theory and practice of meta-analysis and communication scholars is recognized and continued by this award.

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Instructional/Developmental - Kibler Award Fund » Donate Online

Robert Kibler was president of ICA in 1977-78. His passion was instructional communication and when he died suddenly in 1978, the Kibler fund was established to support graduate students in the Instructional Division in their research and travel to ICA.

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Interpersonal Communication - Garrison Top Applied Paper Award Fund » Donate Online

The Garrison Top Applies Paper Fund was established in the early 1980's to honor the work of John Garrison. Professor Garrison was an assistant professor at West Virginia University when he was killed in a traffic accident at age 29. At the time he was perhaps the most prolific young interpersonal scholar, had contributed several times to Human Communication Research and was a big supporter of the Interpersonal Division.

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Keith R. Sanders and Lynda Lee Kaid Best Political Communication Article of the Year Award Fund » Donate Online

Each year, ICA's Political Communication Division honors "The Best Political Communication Article of the Year" with an award. The division chair appoints the award committee, which is typically composed of five political communication international scholars and a chair. The committee's responsibility includes scanning a long list of communication and political communication journals and selecting the best article. The award is presented annually at the division's business meeting.

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Organizational Communication - Redding Dissertation Award Fund » Donate Online

Originally presented in 1979, this award recognizes the most outstanding dissertation(s) in the organizational communication area for a given year. Although the dissertations meet the usual requirements of methodological rigor, significant contribution to our field, the winning dissertations offer something extra - they often present ideas that are essential to our understanding of organizing processes and that are (or will be) emerging in our field. It is this kind of quality and creative...

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The Putnam Student Travel Award » Donate Online

With our conferences held in many parts of the world, the financial challenge for students wishing to attend our annual meeting is often immense. Yet, it is these students that represent the future of our field and who often benefit the most from conference attendance. The STAR (Student Travel Aid Resource) Fund will help us address this need. All the money donated to the STAR fund goes directly to student travel awards to assist these division members in attending doctoral consortia...

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Public Relations - Grunig and Grunig Dissertation and Thesis Award Fund » Donate Online

The Public Relations division will award $500 each for both the James E. Grunig and Larissa A. Grunig Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Awards every other year...

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Public Relations - Robert Heath Top Paper Award Fund » Donate Online

The Bob Heath Top Paper Award from the Public Relations division will award $500 each year.

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