Gender and Race Research Award

This award is for research support for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue projects on the intersection of gender and race.

 

The Award

In 1996, a group of African-American alumnae who serve on the Council on Women’s Studies, which is the advisory board to the campus program, created a fund to support and encourage student scholarship on gender and race. Awards of up to $1,000 will be given to undergraduate and graduate students whose projects promote scholarly exploration and research on topics of gender and race. The award may be used for travel, living expenses, direct costs incurred in collecting and analyzing information, costs for copying documents, or conference registration fees. Winners will be asked to report on the use of these funds and their work. Undergraduate and graduate student projects will be evaluated separately.

Student Initiated Projects: 

Students, graduate or undergraduate, who have a well-defined research project that they wish to pursue on their own are encouraged to apply for a grant to conduct independent research. Applicants should include the name of a faculty member who can be contacted as a reference.

Student/Faculty Initiated Projects: 

Undergraduates with an interest in graduate school in the social sciences or humanities and graduate students seeking to work in close collaboration with a faculty mentor are encouraged to apply for these projects. The student will work with a faculty member in a faculty-initiated project for the year. Applicants should provide a detailed letter from the faculty mentor that describes the overall research project of which the student's work will be a part, as well as an assessment of the student's abilities to contribute to the project. The award recognizes that some students have not developed a research project and invites them to participate in a faculty member's work, while recognizing the distinct contribution that the student makes to the overall research endeavor. 

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit the following information to gsfs@duke.edu:

  • the Named Award application (select "Gender and Race Research Award");
  • a proposal of 2-3 pages addressed to the Gender and Race Research Award Committee;
  • a current curriculum vitae; and 
  • copy of current transcript. 

The proposal should describe the overall project, the status of the work already in progress or the specific resource materials to be studied, the reasons for undertaking this specific topic, and an estimated budget for the research project.  

Deadline & Submissions

Applications are due May 1, 2017

Click here to apply on-line

If electronic submission is NOT possible, please send your application to:

Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Office
Box 90760
Duke University
Durham NC 27708

A faculty committee will select the awardees. Applicants will be notified by email in May.

For information or questions about the Gender and Race Research Award, please contact gsfs@duke.edu