group photo of Feminist Research Seminar participants

IRWG offers a variety of internal grants and funding opportunities for faculty and graduate student 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.

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

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.

Faculty Affiliates

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

Faculty Led Programs

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

Feminist Research Seminar

National call for small, themed residential conferences to be held in spring/summer in Ann Arbor. Funding cycle paused until spring 2021.

IRWG Faculty Seed Grant: Open Topic

SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19 SPENDING FREEZE 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.

Reading or Writing Groups

Suspended Due to COVID-19. Meeting space and administrative support for ongoing study groups of U-M faculty and graduate students engaged in gender scholarship.

Visiting Scholars Program

Suspended Due to COVID-19. Guest appointment for faculty, postdoctoral scholars and researchers to reside at IRWG for up to one year, without funding.

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 physical challenge influences access to and participation in sport and physical activity.

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