Giving Blueday 2019
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. Giving Blueday will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
How will my gift to IRWG be used?
We are focusing our Giving Blueday efforts towards supporting our Community of Scholars graduate fellowship. Founded more than 20 years ago in partnership with the Rackham Graduate School, this competitive four-month summer fellowship brings together PhD candidates who are engaged in scholarly research or other creative projects focusing on women, gender or sexuality from across disciplines and fields. All awardees participate in a weekly seminar led by professor to workshop a chapter of their dissertation and gain critical feedback from peers in different disciplines. After the two-month-long seminar series, students are afforded significant time and support to continue their research and writing over the summer.
Donations will be used for direct financial support of doctoral students in the Community of Scholars program. This includes a monthly stipend for May-August and health insurance, which allows the students to focus on their research and commit significant time to completing their dissertation outside the regular school year (when they receive other funding from teaching or grants).
Mark your calendar for December 3, 2019 and support feminist research and scholarship by making a gift to IRWG!