Grad Maps: FAQ

Here are multiple questions that we have received that pertain to the submission process. If you still have any unanswered questions after reading this, please email for answer(s).

“What if I conduct my research in multiple locations?”

This is not an issue at all. Please indicate the primary location for your research. This is where your profile will be pinned. However, we can indicate multiple locations in your profile about where you conduct your research. Just be sure to specify all locations you think are necessary in order to give adequate context to your research for the reader to properly understand.

“What if my research doesn’t happen in a physical place?”

Research has to occur somewhere. Whether your research is conducted online from a campus building or you’re researching a subject halfway around the world from you, we are interested in hearing your story. For example, if you are studying the effects of the Industrial Revolution of England on global communication networks but are conducting your research from a specific building on KU’s Lawrence Campus, let us know these details! The goal of this resource isn’t to necessarily show all the cool places you’ve been, rather show off the important research our students do that effect the global community.

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“Can I submit any research that I am conducting that is separate from my thesis/dissertation?”

For the sake of simplicity, we will only be accepting research that pertains to your education. We appreciate everyone’s research efforts outside of the academy, but to keep things simple we would like to keep research that only pertains directly to your KU experience.

“What if I don’t have any High Resolution Photos?”

We prefer that your photos that you submit are standard HD quality (1920×1080 pixels). However, if you do not have photos that meet this standard, we would still gladly accept your photo submissions.

“Who will see this map?”

Anyone and everyone who happens to stumble upon our website. This will consist of people from academia, prospective students, your professors, peers, etc. With that being said, it is essential to keep in mind while you’re writing that your audience might have never heard of what your research is based upon. The KU Writing Center is always a great resource if you run into issues.