conference presentation funding


Now Accepting Applications!

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 2017-18, applications are accepted at quarterly deadlines:

  • Friday, October 13th, 2017 for conferences taking place in Fall Quarter 2017; Winter and Spring Quarter 2018
  • Friday, January 26th, 2018 for conferences taking place in Winter, Spring, and Summer Quarter 2018
  • Friday, April 6th, 2018 for conferences taking place in Spring, Summer, and Fall Quarter 2018

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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