"The FRS is the most astonishing manifestation of intellectual generosity I have ever come across." - 2017 FRS Participant
"Imagine how few physical exercise and creative movement opportunities there are for disabled people, particularly beyond the notion of therapy, where something is supposed to get ‘better.’” - Petra Kuppers


Established in 1995, the Institute for Research on Women & Gender (IRWG) is an interdisciplinary unit of the University of Michigan Office of Research, supporting research on women, gender, and sexuality.

Our research vision is interdisciplinary and broadly inclusive of the creative and performing arts as well as the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. IRWG is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and across our scholarly communities.


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IRWG provides direct research funding and research support services to assist U-M faculty seeking external funding opportunities for research, scholarship, or other creative activities that focus on women, gender and sexuality.