Research & Conference Travel Grants

AAAS Certificate Program Grants

Graduate students enrolled in the AAAS Certificate Program who have been enrolled at least one semester are eligible for AAAS travel grants. The grant offers eligible students up to $250 annually for research and conference travel. 

Students requesting grant reimbursement should submit the Conference Travel Award Application accompanied by a brief one-page proposal/abstract identifying the research project or conference presentation.  Please send abstracts/proposals to the DGS, Karin Shapiro, at and cc the DGSA, Tyra Dixon, at

Upon return from approved travel, all receipts should be submitted to Tyra Dixon.  For conference travel, please also submit a copy of the conference schedule. 


The Duke Graduate School Conference Travel Grants

The Graduate School provides up to $525 for domestic and $700 for international travel for advanced students who have passed all parts of the preliminary examination and are presenting a paper or poster at a regional, national, or international conference. | Application

Watch this video for step-by-step application instructions for students:


Non-AAAS Program Grants

Awards administered by the Department of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies that may be of interest include:  The Ernestine Friedl Research Award; The Gender and Race Research Award; and The Dora Anne Little Award.  Also of interest may be the Anne Firor Scott Award administered by the History Department.