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Esther O. Kegan Student Travel Award

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The Gender & Women’s Studies Program provides a limited number of awards, not to exceed $250.00 each, for graduate concentrators and program majors to travel to and participate in feminist conference spaces including, but not limited to,  National Women’s Studies Association, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, and Sociologists for Women in Society. The award is to support students who will be presenting papers, posters, or creative work that benefits the University of Illinois System at the conference they attend. It also can be used to support student travel for research, including, but not limited to, trips to archives, transcription of data, or other research related activities. The award is supported by the Esther O. Kegan Fund and is for research travel to be completed April 2022- May 2023. Awards are limited to one per student in any academic year.

To apply, we ask that you be an existing GWS grad concentrator who has taken at least one of the core courses (GWS 501 or 502), or be a GWS major or minor or SJ minor who has taken the required core courses and is presenting research at a conference.


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Applications for the Kegan Student Travel award are accepted on a rolling basis. The next deadline is on Monday, August 15 at 5:00pm CST.