1136 Lane Hall
204 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: 734–764–9537
Fax: 734–764–9533


Programs and Study Groups

IRWG supports original, faculty-led programs that reach across the university, each one linking several U-M departments, interdisciplinary programs, or professional schools in a focused examination of a particular area or topic related to women and gender. IRWG Faculty Programs are usually funded for a two-year period, but some are long-standing.

IRWG welcomes program proposals that explore differences and commonalities among and between women and men in the multicultural United States and internationally. Typical programs involve a series of public events, workshops, and other creative activities that might inform a future research project or result in a publication or performance. Funding for as much as $10,000 is available for approved programs.

If you have questions about IRWG’s Faculty Programs, please contact Anna Kirkland, associate director, IRWG, at akirklan@umich.edu.

Please submit proposals with a narrative of no more than two pages, single-spaced, and a budget with rationale to irwg.faculty.programs@umich.edu


IRWG’s programming reveals how central the intersectional analysis of gender and race is to feminist endeavors on campus. Lane Hall and the institute are evidence of how strongly--and successfully-- the University of Michigan embraces this mission.

Leslie A. Schwalm
Professor of History; Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies; and African American Studies
University of Iowa