Named Awards

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, this award does not fund travel or in person events.

Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies administers a variety of awards and grants of up to $1,500 each to currently enrolled Duke students in recognition of outstanding scholarship and research. The awards have been generously endowed through the Council on Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, alumnae/i, and friends. Please call (919) 684-5683 if you need additional information. The general annual deadline is March 15th. Click the award links below for specific requirements of each award, and complete the online application for award consideration.  Students enrolled in the GSF Department major, minor or Graduate Certificate programs will have priority for these awards.

The Ernestine Friedl Research Award  

The Ernestine Friedl Research Award is given to an advanced graduate student whose dissertation explores the cultural, social, and biological construction of gender.

The Gender and Race Research Award

The Gender and Race Research Award is given to undergraduate and graduate students whose projects promotes scholarly exploration and research on topics of gender and race.

The Dora Anne Little Award

The Dora Anne Little Award is given to a Duke student at the undergraduate or graduate level, who has excelled in service to the campus and community which extends beyond the classroom. Students can self-nominate or be nominated for this award.

The Anne McDougall Memorial Award

The Anne McDougall Memorial Award is given to a Duke Woman undergraduate or graduate student level, who pursues areas of human service by studying psychology and related fields. Preference is given to returning women students.

The Anne Firor Scott Award

The Anne Firor Scott Award, administered by the History Department, is to enable access to archives and resource centers where students can use original historical materials. This award is specifically for students engaged in research in women's history, Please contact the History Department for more information.