Awards & Grants

Funding Awarded for Travel or in-person events are subject to current CDC and Duke University policies and restrictions.  

The Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies Program offers several awards to Duke graduate students. All qualified Duke graduate students may apply; however, priority is given to Ph.D. students enrolled in the Certificate Program in Feminist Studies.

Dissertation Fellowships

The Graduate School funds two dissertation fellowships housed in the Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies Program.

Travel & Conference Awards

In order to encourage Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies students to attend interdisciplinary events, to present their research at academic or professional conferences, and to take part in special projects where they can deepen their feminist education, the program offers travel and research funding each year. A limited number of grants of up to $500 each (as reimbursement, per university policy) are available to students twice a year.

In addition, the GSF graduate program offers a separate NWSA Travel & Conference funding of up to $600 each year to any Duke graduate student presenting a paper (i.e., that is accepted) at the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) annual conference.

Research and Service: Named Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors, Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies administers Named Awards to currently enrolled Duke students in recognition of outstanding research and service: the Ernestine Friedl Research Award, the Gender and Race Research Award, the Dora Anne Little Award, the Anne McDougall Memorial Award and the Anne Firor Scott Award (through the History Department). Each award has specific requirements and requires separate applications.

Other Awards

The Duke Graduate School also offers a variety of Fellowship and other financial aid programs. The Graduate School maintains a complete list of these awards, as well as provides information on how to apply.