LGBTQ & Gender Studies Undergraduate Student Research Expense Grants

The Alice Paul Center’s  LGBTQ & Gender Studies Undergraduate Student Research Expense Grants provide competitive grants up to $500 designed to support research-related expenses for projects that address questions central to LGBTQ and/or gender studies. Expenses may include (but are not limited to) conference registration and travel, research travel, transcription and other materials. The grants cover expenses incurred at any time during the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

The amount and number of grants will change each year, based on the available budget. Receipts are not required for the grants, but a report outlining how the funds were used must be submitted by September 1 of the following grant cycle. The grants are subject to 1099 reporting. All funds will be disbursed by June 30 of each year.

Funds may be requested for:

  • Travel for research (field research, archives)
  • Registration, travel and other expenses incurred to attend an academic/professional conference
  • Other research related expenses, such as transcription, photocopying, archive-related expenses, etc.

Application Cycle:

  • undergraduate student research grant applications are accepted between April 15 - May 1
  • notification of awards will be made by mid-May

To Apply: Please complete the online application, which includes the following information:

  • 250-word proposal
  • budget for how the funds will be spent

Please list all other secured sources of funding for your project, including the amounts and allocations of these funds. Please also note additional funding sources for which you are applying and the amounts of each of these potential lines of support.

Grant funds are available to any student doing research related to LGBTQ and/or gender studies, not only GSWS majors and minors.

For further information, contact Anne Esacove at


Recent Award Recipients

Jessica Araten

Andy Warhol and Oscar Wilde: Queer Representations of the Self
Wesley Neal

Trans Suburbia:Transgender Identity Formation and Ways of Living in Suburban Space
Desteni Rivers

The Reproductive Justice of Black Women
Lea Eisenstein
History and Sociology of Science

From Icon to Bygone: The Rise and Fall of the Contraceptive Diaphragm in Twentieth-Century America
Cathy Hanh Tran

Barriers to Interclass Intimate Relationships
Lucia Pallotta

The Plight of Trafficked Foreign-National Women and Girls in New York City