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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

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

U-M 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.

Reading or Writing Groups

Meeting space and administrative support for ongoing study groups of U-M faculty and graduate students engaged in gender scholarship.

Faculty Seed Grants

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

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.

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. 

Event Cosponsorship

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

Junior Faculty Scholars

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

Senior Visiting Scholars Program

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

Faculty Led Programs

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

Sisters Fund for Global Health

Grants of $500-$10,000 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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