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IRWG offers internal grants and funding opportunities for faculty and graduate student scholarship, research collaborations, or creative activities that focus on women, gender, or sexuality. IRWG does not have funding opportunities for undergraduate students.

Support for affiliate-initiated events, such as seminars and conferences is available through IRWG Incubators (formerly known as faculty led programs) and event cosponsorship.

Search for upcoming IRWG funding opportunities in the block below. Applications for IRWG grants are processed through our InfoReady portal. View available funding applications here.

We also offer research development, grantwriting assistance, and pre- and post-award services to U-M faculty seeking extramural funding. Learn more about IRWG's faculty research support services.


IRWG Funding Opportunities

Feminist Publication Support

Financial support to disseminate IRWG-related research findings beyond academic audiences, including community stakeholders, policymakers, or other audiences, through non-traditional channels and formats.

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.

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.

Visiting Scholars Program

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

IRWG Incubators

IRWG Incubators provide structure for a focused, collective examination of a particular area or topic related to women, gender, and/or sexuality.

IRWG Faculty Seed Grant: Open Topic

Grant award for U-M faculty research projects addressing women, gender and sexuality. This is our long-running program, open to all fields and topic areas.

Faculty Affiliates

Open to researchers and faculty on all three University of Michigan campuses. 

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

U-M faculty research awards up to $10,000 to support projects investigating how living with a disability influences access to and participation in sport and physical activity.

Event Cosponsorship

Financial support for research-related events hosted by other University of Michigan departments that directly relate to scholarship on women, gender and/or sexuality.

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