Travel Grants

Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Grant

Deadline for applications for 2023 workshop: December 9, 2022

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 $600) 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-initiatives/ftw

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).

The 15th Annual Feminist Theory Workshop: March 18-19, 2022 Durham, North Carolina

Congratulations to the 2022 Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant recipients.

Woman with brown long hair wearing a silver necklace and black top, smiling at the camera.

Kathleen Naughton
PhD Candidate,
Poetics Program,
English Department,
University at Buffalo

Woman smiling at the camera. Wearing a black tank top, red lipstick with long hair.

Jocelyn E. Marshall 
PhD Candidate,
Department of English,
University at Buffalo

Duke Feminist Theory Workshop poster.

 

The 15th Annual Feminist Theory Workshop  will be held on 18-19th March, 2022 at Duke University and will feature keynote presentations by Judith Butler, Verónica Gago, Dubra Mitra, and Jennifer Morgan.

Participants spend two days attending lectures and discussion groups and meeting colleagues from across the country and around the world.

The workshop has added a virtual aspect for this year.  If you would like to attend virtually, please go to their website to register.
https://gendersexualityfeminist.duke.edu/conferences-initiatives/ftw

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