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2022-2023 Travel Grant Cycle Information

The Sallie Bingham Center provides Mary Lily Research Grants and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Grants for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the women's history collections held at Duke University's Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.  For more details about the application process and timeline, please see the Rubenstein Library's main travel grant page.

Mary Lily Research Grants

The Bingham Center's Mary Lily Research Travel Grants support projects that present creative approaches, including  historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products and artistic works. The grants are named in honor of Mary Lily Kenan Flagler Bingham.

Research projects must use materials from the Bingham Center's women's history collections and include a focus on women or gender. Anyone who wishes to use materials from the Bingham Center's collections for historical research related to the history of women, gender, and sexuality may apply, regardless of academic status.

Not all women's history collections at the Rubenstein Library are eligible under the terms of the grant, so please inquire to Kelly Wooten if the collection area is not clear. For example, the Doris Duke Papers and women's history collections that are part of Duke University Archives or American Dance Festival archives are not eligible. Projects exploring Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender history topics that focus primarily on women's experiences are eligible for a Mary Lily Grant; all others may apply for a Harry H. Harkins, Jr. T'73 Travel Grant.

Find more detailed information about our collections in our Research Guides. Inclusion of a collection on one of our research guides does not guarantee eligibility. Please consult with a reference archivist for clarification - we realize this is complicated! All of our materials are included in the Duke University Libraries online catalog.

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Grants 

These grants are named in honor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and are intended to support research using the Sallie Bingham Center's collection of the Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Papers.  In addition to supporting academic research aimed at producing publications and dissertations, these grants will support a wide range of other creative projects such as educational initiatives, exhibitions, films, multimedia products, and other artistic works.  These grants are administered by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture and are funded by the Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Foundation.  Sedgwick Travel Grant recipients will be asked to submit a brief report of their grant-supported activities at the conclusion of the grant cycle.