conference presentation funding


This funding cycle is now closed. The next call for proposals will go out in Fall 2017.

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 $400 in funding to offset expenses to attend conferences where they present work related to sexuality or sexual orientation. Work related to the theme of “sexual orientation and health in social context” will receive higher priority. At the time of application, presentations need not yet be accepted, but must have been submitted. For information on conference presentation travel grants that have been awarded in the past, click here.

Reimbursed expenses can include transportation, lodging, meals, and conference fees.

During 2016-17, applications are accepted at quarterly deadlines:

  • Friday, October 14th, 2016 for conferences taking place in Fall Quarter 2016; Winter and Spring Quarter 2017
  • Friday, January 20th, 2017 for conferences taking place in Winter, Spring, and Summer Quarter 2017
  • Friday, April 7th, 2017 for conferences taking place in Spring, Summer, and Fall Quarter 2017

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

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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