As part of its commitment to foster feminist research at Rutgers and beyond, the IRW hosts feminist researchers from around the world as visiting global scholars. Visiting global scholars are able to pursue their own research and writing in a supportive environment and access Rutgers’ unique feminist resources. They also participate in the IRW Seminar, present public lectures to the university community and speak in classes and community forums.
IRW global scholars typically receive funding from their home universities as well as individual grants from a wide range of foundations, including the Fulbright Foundation, the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Association of American University Women (AAUW), United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, the Korean Ministry of Gender Equality, and the Ford Foundation's Institute for International Education.
The IRW is unable to provide stipends or financial awards of any kind. However, global scholar appointments include access to libraries and recreational facilities, a private office, and participation in University lectures, colloquia and seminars. Scholars also receive University email accounts and modest photocopying and long-distance telephone support.The IRW accepts applications for visiting global scholars on a rolling basis.