Accepting Applications for Graduate Student Fellowships

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IRWG announces two fellowships for doctoral students, accepting applications through January 6, 2021:

  • The Boyd/Williams Dissertation Grant is awarded to a U-M doctoral student writing a dissertation related to women and work. Through this award, IRWG seeks to support projects that promote knowledge about and enhance understanding of the complexities of women’s roles in relation to their paid and unpaid labor (e.g., philanthropy, volunteerism, community involvement, domestic work, and political activity). Grants of $2,000 will be awarded for doctoral dissertation expenses such as books, travel, production or exhibition costs, software, data collection, payment of subjects, or other types of support needed to complete the project. Learn more, here.
  • The IRWG/Rackham Community of Scholars summer fellowship is intended to support PhD students enrolled in any Rackham graduate program on the U-M Ann Arbor campus who are engaged in scholarly research or other creative projects focusing on women, gender or sexuality. COS fellowships will provide a stipend May-August. Health insurance coverage will also be provided, if students are not otherwise covered. Awardees participate in a weekly seminar during May and June, and present their work at a public symposium during the Fall semester following their award. Learn more, here.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on January 6, 2021. For more information, please visit our funding opportunities webpage. Please direct questions to


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