Working Groups



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Call for Proposals: IRW Interdisciplinary Working Groups

Are you a faculty member who is exploring a new area of research relating to gender, and looking for others to partner with? Are you a graduate students working on a dissertation, who wishes to start a writing group? The Institute for Research on Women (IRW) requests proposals from faculty and graduate students to form working groups starting in Fall 2017. IRW working groups seek to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research on women, gender, and sexuality at Rutgers. We nurture innovative ideas, both big and small.  We also support projects that bridge research and activism, develop public scholarship, or encourage professional development.    

Recent IRW working groups have explored south-north dialogues on queer theory and feminist pedagogies. IRW has also supported reading groups and dissertation writing groups. The topics of working groups are open, and may also involve skills-building, such as grant writing or even community organizing.

IRW will provide financial support, meeting space, and logistical assistance for projects lasting from one to four semesters. Proposals for working groups should provide the following information:

  • A 1-page description of the Working Group’s project and goals
  • A tentative schedule for the Working Group’s activities and budget
  • A list of at least 4 possible participants, drawn from different disciplines or departments
  • The current CVs of the individuals who will lead the group

Groups comprised of scholars from all disciplines, schools, and programs on all Rutgers campuses are welcome to apply. Proposals should be received at IRW by June 15, 2017. All decisions of the selection committee are final. Applicants will be notified in late August, 2017. Please contact IRW at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or would like more information.

IRW advances innovative feminist scholarship on women, gender, and sexuality. Its Distinguished Lecture Series, yearlong seminar, and undergraduate learning community are connected to an annual theme, which is The Perils of Populism for 2017-18. IRW’s affiliate members include Rutgers faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates drawn from the New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses, and feminist researchers from around the world who join IRW as Visiting Global Scholars.


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