About IRWG

Color photography of lilac blossoms in front of Lane Hall, a UMich Building

Mission & Vision

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.

The Institute:

IRWG is housed in historic Lane Hall, along with the Department of Women’s Studies. Lane Hall is located on the corner of Washington and South State Streets. Faculty, students and staff make Lane Hall a unique and vibrant feminist research community.

Visit the Lane Hall Gallery.

Support IRWG

Your gift to IRWG will support research, enhance public programming, and help strengthen the status of women and the LGBTQ* community worldwide. All contributions are tax deductible. 

Give online or send a check, payable to the University of Michigan, to:

Institute for Research on Women & Gender
University of Michigan
1136 Lane Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290
Attn: IRWG Gift Fund

Looking for research funding?

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.