Giving Blueday 2017


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Giving Blueday 11.28.17 logo
Giving Blueday 11.28.17 logo

IRWG is pleased to participate in Giving Blueday once again this year!

What is Giving Blueday?

Giving Blueday is the University of Michigan’s annual day of giving. Scheduled to coincide with Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving following Thanksgiving weekend, Giving Blueday is a day for everyone who loves Michigan to join together to combine their support and maximize impact. The fourth annual Giving Blueday will take place on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

You can support feminist research and scholarship by making a gift to IRWG here.

How will my gift to IRWG be used?

Donations to IRWG can be designed for faculty or student research support, or to our general fund.

Here are some examples of faculty and student research programs that you can support directly:

group photo with quote: “My time as a Community of Scholars Fellow stands out as one of the great privileges of my time at Michigan. . . ”   - Spencer Garrison, PhD Candidate in Sociology

Community of Scholars

IRWG’s hallmark initiative for graduate students, the program is a four-month summer fellowship program for PhD candidates who are engaged in scholarly research or other creative projects focusing on women, gender or sexuality. All awardees participate in a weekly seminar led by a faculty member and conduct their own research all summer. To showcase their work, awardees present at a public symposium during the following Fall semester. (learn more or give now)

photo of Charnan Williams with text "Charnan Williams, PhD Candidate in History, 2017 Boyd/Williams Fellowship Recipient"

Boyd/Williams Fellowship 

A PhD Candidate in the History Department, Charnan Williams’ work reconsiders the role of race, freedom, and slavery in the American West. Expanding upon recent scholarship, Williams hopes to deconstruct the myth of a free and equal California during the antebellum period through the end of the Civil War. (learn more or give now)

photo of Shobita Parthasarathy

Faculty Seed Grants

Professor Shobita Parthasarathy used her IRWG Faculty Seed Grant to study grassroots innovation, microfinance, and inequality in India. Her project, which she plans to expand into a book, looks at efforts to use science and technology to alleviate poverty and inequality and how certain approaches are favored by international funders. “We tend to assume that science and technology, as well as associated policies, are fundamentally beneficial,” Parthasarathy explains. ”Nowhere is this more clear than in the case of technologies for the poor in the developing world.”  (learn more or give now)

photo of Petra Kuppers in a swimming pool, holding another person in the water

Joan Schafer Research Faculty Award on Sport, Fitness, & Disability

Established in 2015, this program supports projects investigating how living with a physical challenge influences access to and participation in sport and physical activity. In 2016, Professor Kuppers acted as a participant observer in two types of aquafitness training workshops in order to learn about accessibility of and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in water arts. (learn more or give now)

Support feminist research and scholarship by making a gift to IRWG here.


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