Graduate Program Enrichment Funds

Seminar and Symposium Funds (Memo from the Dean: PDF)

Request Form for Graduate Program Enrichment Funds

If your request is approved, and if you will use the Graduate School funds to cover an honorarium for visiting speakers, please note the following, consulting your budget officer or business office as needed to make sure that UK Business Procedures are followed:

There are specific business procedures required by Accounts Payable to make payments to visiting speakers. All visiting speakers are viewed as independent contractors and payments to them are governed by UK Business Procedures E-7-3, pp. 1-3.
The Payment Request Document (PRD) must be electronically submitted along with a completed and signed copy of the "University of Kentucky Agreement Between Independent Contractor and Client" and a completed W-9 "Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification" IRS Form.
Procedures for payments to "non-resident alien contractors" are somewhat different from the above. Should you need to make a seminar payment to a person who is not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, refer to UK Business Procedures E-7-7.
After completing all necessary payment and travel forms, attach supporting documentation, and forward the full packet of information for addition of an account number and signature approval to:

Office of Finance, Funding, & Analytics
The Graduate School
203 Gillis Building