Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Awards

Up to $1,500

Deadline October 31, 2019

The Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW), which is now in its fourteenth year, offers a unique opportunity for scholars to engage in sustained dialogue about feminist theory as a scholarly domain of inquiry. The workshop will be held March 20-21, 2020 at Duke University in Durham, NC.  The “workshop” approach of this conference requires active participation of both presenters and attendees. The FTW consists of seminars led by visiting scholars, keynote lectures, and roundtable discussions. Our keynote speakers for 2020 are Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley;  Anne Anlin Cheng, Professor of English, Director of American Studies, and affiliated faculty in the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University; Sharon Holland, Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Audra Simpson, Professor Anthropology at the Columbia University, NYC; in addition to special guests who will serve on the closing roundtable.

The Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW ) hosts participants from institutions all over the globe, as these diverse voices continue to be crucial to the workshop’s drive to understand feminist theory across both disciplinary and national boundaries. We are offering at least five awards of up to $1,500 to enable the participation of post-graduate and post-doctoral emerging scholars from outside the United States. The awards are to fund the travel expenses of scholars coming from institutions outside the US to attend the workshop. NO payment of any funds will be made to any individual. Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies will make direct payments to the contracted travel agent for the approved travel expenses. The FTW provides some meals at the conference for participants, and there are NO registration fees to attend. Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and additional transportation arrangements.

 Eligibility Requirements:

  1. STATUS: Ph.D. students or  postdoctoral scholars
  2. CITIZENSHIP: Non-US citizens
  3. RESIDENCE:  Resides outside the United States
  4. AWARDEE: Previous FTW International Travel Award recipients are ineligible to apply.

Application Requirements:

  1. Complete online application
  2. Upload CV
  3. Upload essay (500 words) regarding the following:
    1. What you do hope to gain from the workshop?
    2. What do you believe you can contribute to the FTW?
    3. How might your perspectives be unique for audience participants here at Duke?

Award Recipient Requirements:

  1. Sign and return the acceptance letter.
  2. Register for the Feminist Theory Workshop.
  3. Work with contracted travel agent and GSF staff to secure travel by given deadline.
  4. Prepare a report about their experience at the workshop.

Applications are due no later than Thursday, October 31, 2019, EST 12am, midnight.