Senior Visiting Scholars Program


The purpose of the IRWG Senior Visiting Scholar program is to bring accomplished senior faculty presently employed in academic institutions outside the University of Michigan to IRWG for up to a year to engage in research that advances our understanding of women/gender and/or sexuality. Senior Visiting Scholars are expected to offer a public lecture, hold one master class meeting with dissertation students, and participate in the intellectual environment of the institute. In selection decisions we consider the applicant's field of interest, scholarly achievement, plan of research, and fit with the institute’s current interests and intellectual community.


March 1, 2018


Shared office space at the Institute; $5,000 stipend; plus $1,000 for research/ professional expenses; an email account, University library privileges; and a small fund (a total of $125/semester, not to exceed $250 for an academic year) for fax and copying charges. No health insurance or travel or moving reimbursement is included.


Senior faculty presently employed in academic institutions in the U.S. and abroad (other than the University of Michigan) are eligible to apply.

How to Apply:

It is presumed that candidates will be able to coordinate a sabbatical leave with the time spent at IRWG. Individuals may apply as much as a year in advance of their sabbatical plans. 

Please send a statement of research plans, confirmation of sabbatical coordination, and a curriculum vitae to:

Contact Person(s):

Anna Kirkland, Associate Director (, 734.764.9537)