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IRWG provides funding for scholarship, research collaborations, or creative activities that focus on women, gender, or sexuality. 

Support for faculty-initiated events, such as speakers and conferences is available through our faculty led programs and event cosponsorship.

IRWG also offers faculty research support services to assist U-M faculty seeking external funding opportunities. 

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IRWG Funding Opportunities

Boyd Williams Dissertation Grant for Research on Women and Work

Grant award for U-M doctoral students writing a dissertation related to women and work.

Event Cosponsorship

Financial support for events hosted by other U-M departments that directly relate to scholarship on women, gender and/or sexuality.

Faculty Led Programs

Programs provide ongoing activities and events on a specific theme related to women, gender, and/or sexuality.

Faculty Seed Grants

Grant award for U-M faculty research projects addressing women, gender and sexuality.

Feminist Research Seminar

National call for small, themed residential conferences, proposed and designed by interested applicants, bringing together 10 feminist scholars to address quandaries in theoretical or empirical research related to gender, women and sexuality. 

IRWG/Rackham Community of Scholars

Summer fellowship program for U-M graduate students engaged in scholarly research or other creative projects focusing on women, gender or sexuality.

Joan Schafer Research Faculty Award in Sport, Fitness, and Disability

Faculty research awards up to $5,000 to support projects investigating how living with a physical challenge influences access to and participation in sport and physical activity.

Junior Faculty Scholars

Course release for untenured U-M faculty whose research focuses on women, gender or sexuality.

Reading or Writing Groups

Ongoing study groups comprised of U-M faculty and graduate students who meet on a regular basis. IRWG provides meeting space and administrative support.

Senior Visiting Scholars Program

Senior faculty from other institutions may reside at IRWG for up to one year.

Sisters Fund for Global Health

Grant award for U-M faculty projects addressing global health issues related to women and gender.

Visiting Scholars Program

Guest appointment for faculty, postdoctoral scholars and researchers to reside at IRWG for up to one year, without funding.

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