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Sisters Fund for Global Health

Dr. Susan Love, author of Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book, served as the keynote speaker at the celebratory breakfast marking the establishment of the Sisters Fund.

In October, 2006, IRWG joined with the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts to launch the Sisters Fund, an innovative program to support vital projects that address global health issues related to women and gender. The idea for the fund came from women faculty and administrators, and in its early phase the fund was primarily supported by women—a first at U-M. Grants, varying in size from $500 to $10,000, are awarded to U-M faculty members engaged in scholarship or other creative activities that benefit local and global communities experiencing gender-based health disparities. We welcome applications from all academic disciplines, including the arts, humanities, and sciences. The Sisters Fund awards one to two grants biennially. The next call for proposals will take place in 2017.

Celebrating the founding of the Sisters Fund (from left to right) Ellen Agress (who established the Shaw Lecture), Carol Boyd, Jody Lori, Dawn Misra, Catherine Benamou, Valerie Traub.