The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites proposals from Michigan State University for a new funding opportunity. This competition will provide awards of up to $5 million to be used over a 2-3 year period in support of multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary collaborations that will generate innovative projects, scholarship, pedagogies, and curricula that focus on racial justice. There is no limit to the number of applications MSU may submit. This invitation is meant for all humanities, arts, and social science departments on campus, particularly departments, programs, and centers that are focused on studies of race, ethnicity, and migration.

This competition aims to provide support for exceptional, innovative, visionary work that is led by and centered in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences but that is disciplinarily inclusive. Collaborations that include a wide range of partners, including institutionally unaffiliated scholars, independent artists, and a range of possible community partners are encouraged. Also encouraged are collaborations among institutions from various sectors of higher education including liberal arts colleges and community colleges.

Please note the accelerated nature of this process.  Proposals should reach the Foundation no later than Wednesday, September 23.  Although aware of the short turnaround time for the initial proposal submission, the Foundation is unable to grant any extensions of the deadline.  Submission will be completed through the Foundation’s online grant management portal, Fluxx. Interested parties are asked to indicate that MSU Fluxx submissions will be coordinated by Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters, The Foundation is unable to issue invitations without this contact information. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the application guidelines described in detail at:

After reviewing the program description, any questions about the program may be directed to:

Dianne Harris, Senior Program Officer, Higher Learning
Armando Bengochea, Senior Program Officer, Higher Learning
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
140 E. 62nd Street
New York, NY  10065
Telephone:  212-838-8400