Duke University Research Travel Grants

The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University in Durham, N.C., is now accepting applications for our 2023-2024 research travel grant program: https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/research/grants-and-fellowships

Research travel grants of up to $1500 are offered by the following Centers and research areas:

  • Archive of Documentary Arts 
  • Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Travel Grants
  • Harry H. Harkins T’73 Travel Grants for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History
  • History of Medicine Collections
  • Human Rights Archive
  • John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture
  • John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
  • Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture (Mary Lily Research Grants)

Each grant offering is specific to the associated subject area and collection holdings, and our archivists can help you determine eligibility for your project. We encourage applications from students at any level of education; faculty and teachers; visual and performing artists; writers; filmmakers; public historians; and independent researchers. Applicants must reside beyond a 100-mile radius of Durham, N.C., and may not be current Duke students or employees. Awards are paid as reimbursement after completion of the research visit(s). The deadline for applications will be Friday, February 24, 2023, at 6:00 pm EST.Recipients should be announced by the end of April 2023, and grants will be for travel during May 2023-June 2024. 

An online information session will be held Thursday, January 9, 2023, 1-2 EST.  This program will review application requirements, offer tips for creating a successful application, and include an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. This program will be recorded and posted online afterwards.  Register for the session: https://duke.is/mudf6  

Further questions may be directed to AskRL@duke.edu with the subject line “Travel Grants.”

Contact Info: Kelly Wooten, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Contact Email: AskRL@duke.edu

URL: https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/research

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