Research

IRWG's research agenda reflects the wide-ranging interests of U-M faculty, researchers, and graduate students who study women and gender. We have successfully supported research grant proposals by Michigan faculty from the following agencies:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • NIH - NCI (National Cancer Institute)
  • NIH - NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) 
  • NIH - NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
  • NIH - NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
  • NIH - NINR (National Institute of Nursing Research)
  • NIH - NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health
  • Ford Foundation
  • Women's Sports Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Spencer Foundation
  • Joyce Foundation
  • Russell Sage Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Education - FIPSE
  • National Association for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

Explore current research projects below.

Faculty Research Support Services 

IRWG provides assistance to U-M faculty applying for extramural funding, from research development consultation to grant administration. Learn more.

Current IRWG Research Projects

Project Title Summary

Health, Stress, and Tobacco Use Disparities among Sexual Minority Populations

Three-year NIH-funded study to enhance the understanding of tobacco/nicotine use among sexual minorities in the U.S.

Leaders and Laggards: Explaining Variation in University Responses to Sexual Violence in a Changing Legal Environment

Three year NSF-funded study led by sociologists Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Sandra R. Levitsky, investigating how universities respond to campus sexual assault in a tumultuous legal environment. 

Organizational Constructions of a New Right

Two-year NSF-funded study led by Anna Kirkland to examine the implementation and understanding of the Affordable Care Act's Section 1557, which bans sex discrimination by health care providers. The study will focus on health care employees who are responsible for implemeting the new regulations and receiving complaints.

E-Cigarette Use and Longitudinal Changes in Cigarette Smoking and Health

Sean Esteban McCabe's NIH study examining the relationships among e-cigarette use, traditional cigarette smoking, other tobacco use, other substance use behaviors and health problems from adolescence to young adulthood.

Faculty Research Support Services 

 

 

Are you a Michigan faculty member seeking extramural funding? Learn more about how IRWG can help you with your proposal -- from research development consultation to grant administration.