conference presentation funding


This funding cycle is now closed. The next call for proposals will go out in Fall 2018.

Below are last cycle’s application instructions.

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern helps graduate students to publicize their work and findings. Students are invited to apply for up to $500 in funding to offset expenses to attend conferences where they present work related to sexuality or sexual orientation. This year SPAN has obtained a small grant that allows us to fund a limited number of applications that are strictly in the humanities (in addition to our usual focus on the social sciences broadly construed). At the time of application, presentations need not yet be accepted, but must have been submitted. Reimbursed expenses can include transportation, lodging, meals, and conference fees. For information on conference presentation travel grants that have been awarded in the past, click here.

During 2018-19, applications are accepted at quarterly deadlines:

  • Friday, October 12th, 2018 for conferences taking place in Fall Quarter 2018; Winter and Spring Quarter 2019
  • Friday, January 25th, 2019 for conferences taking place in Winter, Spring, and Summer Quarter 2019
  • Friday, April 12th, 2019 for conferences taking place in Spring, Summer, and Fall Quarter 2019

Under certain circumstances, applications may be reviewed by special request prior to a quarterly deadline. Please e-mail to make such requests.

COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION (will re-open in Fall 2018)
This application is now entirely online. There is no need to prepare additional documents or attachments. For future travel, please provide specific estimates obtained from airline, hotel, and travel websites.

You will receive an automated confirmation once it has been submitted. You will also receive a personal email from Eliot once it has been received by SPAN. If you do not receive an email confirming its receipt within one week, please inquire at

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