Mellon Foundation Announces Support for University Research on Social Justice

 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced more than $12 million in funding to support 26 colleges and universities across the nation mounting social justice-related research or curricular projects.

The foundation invited proposals from institutions exploring three distinct topical categories — Civic Engagement and Voting Rights, Race and Racialization in the United States, and Social Justice and the Literary Imagination — in an effort to help illuminate the significance of voting rights controversies in U.S. history from numerous humanities perspectives; demonstrate the complex import of race and racialization within U.S. culture and society; and highlight the role of the literary imagination in making and remaking worlds and societies, past and present.

Open to any accredited, non-profit, four-year liberal arts degree-granting institution in the United States with more than 1,000 full-time degree-seeking undergraduates and multiple humanities degree programs, the call generated more than 280 submissions from 150 institutions. From the initial applicant pool, 26 institutions were selected to develop full proposals and were confirmed to receive funding.

Several historically Black universities will participate in these grant programs including North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Tuskegee University, Prairie View A&M University, Morgan State University, and North Carolina Central University.

A complete list of the 26 grants can be viewed here.

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