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Program Details

Higher Learning 2024 Call for Concepts

Sponsor: Mellon Foundation
Internal Deadline: 11/21/2023
Institutional Submission Limit: 3
Sponsor Deadline: 11/30/2023
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Mellon invites humanities-grounded ideas for research and curricular projects focused on any of three topics.

1) Cultures of US Democracy: Projects that consider the circumstantial conditions that enable US democratic practices to flourish, including how those can best be achieved, nurtured, and sustained within an increasingly complex and fractured society.

2) Environmental Justice Studies: Projects that focus on specific systems (such as food, water, or health), ones that engage interrelated systems in a given community/locale, and ones that come at this topic through discrete analytical or disciplinary lenses.

3) Social Justice and Disciplinary Knowledge: Projects that best exemplify how specific disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields of study are equipped to reckon with issues of social justice, given the particular investigative and analytical methods they deploy.

There are two deadlines associated with this open call:
   -  Applicants must register by November 30, 2023 by 3:00 PM EST
   -  Applicants must submit concepts by February 15, 2024 by 3:00 PM EST

Submission Process

Limited submissions MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

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