Travel & Conference Awards

In order to encourage Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies students (both undergraduate and graduate students) to attend interdisciplinary events, present their research at academic or professional conferences, and take part in special projects where they can deepen their feminist education, the program offers a limited amount of travel and research funding each year.

A limited number of grants of up to $500 each (for reimbursable expenses as specified by the university) are available to students twice a year. To apply students must complete the Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies Travel Award online Application that details the purpose of the travel, its educational importance and a budget.


The Fall deadline is October 1 (for travel November through May) and the Summer deadline is April 5 (for travel June through October). Awards are not given outside of the established cycles. With limited funds, preference is given to Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies majors/minors/certificate students.

Duke Travel Requirements

It is critical that you review the Human Subjects protocol to determine if your project needs review; this includes research projects that involves interviewing individuals. Contact the Office of Research Support for additional information and assistance (684-3030 orĀ emailĀ

Please note that you are required to review the University Travel Policy and complete the on-line Travel Registration Form prior to your actual travel. Please confirm your completion of the Registration form by forwarding the confirmation email you receive after you process the form to