Travel Grants

The UB Gender Institute provides support for doctoral students to attend Duke’s Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW), held annually in March. 

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, the Duke Feminist Theory Workshop will not be held in 2021. Therefore, the Gender Institute is not awarding travel grants this academic year.

The Fourteenth Annual Feminist Theory Workshop: March 20-21, 2020 Durham, North Carolina

Gabriela Cordoba Vivas.


Congratulations to the 2020 Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant recipient, Gabriela Cordoba Vivas, Ph.D. Student in the Department of Media Study. 


The Fourteenth Annual Feminist Theory Workshop at Duke University features keynote presentations by Judith Butler, Sharon P. Holland, Audra Simpson and Anne Anlin Cheng.
Participants spend two days attending lectures and discussion groups and meeting colleagues from across the country and around the world.

 

The Thirteenth Annual Feminist Theory Workshop: March 22-23, 2019 Durham, North Carolina

Gabriella Nassif.


Congratulations to the 2019 Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant recipient, Gabriella Nassif, Ph.D. Student in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies. 


The Thirteenth Annual Feminist Theory Workshop at Duke University features keynote presentations by Lauren Berlant, Anne Anling Cheng, C. Riley Snorton, and Kim TallBear.
Participants spend two days attending lectures and discussion groups and meeting colleagues from across the country and around the world.

The Twelfth Annual Feminist Theory Workshop: March 23-24, 2018 Durham, North Carolina

Travel Grant recipients for the 2018 Feminist Theory Workshop:
Naila Sahar
(English) and Cheryl Emerson (Comparative Literature) 

Naila Sahar and Cheryl Emerson.

Naila Sahar, left, and Cheryl Emerson at 2018's Duke Feminist Theory Workshop.

Past Awardees

        2016

  • Sarah Robert, Learning and Instruction
  • Anne Martell, Learning and Instruction
  • Catherine Dawson, Visual Studies
  • Morani Kornberg-Weiss, English
  • Mopelolade Oreoluwa Ogunbowale, American Studies

       2015

  • Fremio Sepulveda, English
  • Yoonha Shin, English
  • Elif Ege, Global Gender Studies

      2014

  • Sangeeta Chatterji, Social Work
  • Kristina Darling, English
  • Alison Fraser, English
  • Yitian Zhai, Comparative Literature
 
 
 
 
 

DUKE UNIVERSITY'S ANNUAL FEMINIST THEORY WORKSHOP
Deadline for applications for 2020 workshop: December 2, 2019

The UB Gender Institute provides support for doctoral students to attend Duke’s Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW), held annually in March.

The FTW is a two-day long conference that combines small seminars and roundtable discussions with keynote lectures. The conference encourages collaborative conversations and sustained dialogue about feminist theory.

UB Gender Institute will award travel grant(s) (up to $500) to Durham, North Carolina to pay for transportation and accommodation. There is no charge to participate in the workshop or for some meals during the event.

For more information about FTW, go to:

https://gendersexualityfeminist.duke.edu/conferences/14th-annual-feminist-theory-workshop

To apply for a Gender Institute travel grant, send application materials to:
ub-irewg@buffalo.edu

It is the student’s responsibility to register directly with FTW and to make travel and lodging arrangements. Receipts must be submitted for reimbursement.  The travel grant is only available to Ph.D. students who have completed their oral exams. Previous FTW awardees are ineligible to apply.

Application for the Gender Institute travel grant must include:

1. Application cover sheet, available here


2. Essay (500 words) that describes your dissertation project and how it would benefit from the workshop; and what you believe you can contribute to FTW.

3. two-page CV, including date oral exams completed; and names of dissertation committee.

4. letter of support from dissertation chair (which can be sent separately).