Faculty Led Programs

young woman wearing interactive dress at FemTechNet conferenceIRWG's faculty-led programs invigorate and extend interdisciplinary connections and research agendas around women, gender, or sexuality.


Faculty Led Programs provide structure for a focused, collective examination of a particular area or topic related to women and gender. Past programs have taken different forms, such as a series of public events for a well-established core audience of researchers and/or a single symposium built around a research agenda.

Priority will be given to proposals that gather together faculty around a previously underfunded or emerging research area (for IRWG as well as more generally) and that promise to energize scholarly community in diverse and inclusive ways.


Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.

Awards: Please note that no new funding is available in the 20-21 academic year, due to COVID-19 spending freezes. 

Typically, Faculty Programs receive administrative support and funding as needed.

Public events are supported by IRWG event planning staff. Organizers are responsible for their budget and expenditures with IRWG administrative support.


Tenured and tenure-track faculty at the University of Michigan 

Proposal Content:

Submit proposals with a narrative of no more than two pages and a budget with rationale to irwg.faculty.programs@umich.edu.

The narrative should describe the research agenda and the faculty constituency who will form the core group. One faculty member may submit for the group, but the proposal should include a list of faculty who have agreed to serve on a steering committee.

Proposals should also describe how the program area contributes to diversity, equity, and inclusion in feminist research.

Organizers should demonstrate potential for sufficient attendance at proposed public events.


Call the IRWG main office at 734.764.9537 or email irwg@umich.edu.

View currently funded Faculty Led Programs on our Scholarly Community page.