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The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is a unique place at the University of Minnesota—a place where scholars, researchers, artists, and students from every discipline can come together to share ideas and learn from one another. You can make an important contribution to this work.

You Make Us Great

Your tax-deductible gift provides support for our efforts to broaden collaborative and interdisciplinary work. It helps to sustain the institute’s reputation for excellence and increase its reach.

What Your Gift Can Do

Your generous support for the Institute for Advanced Study is critical at this time. It helps us develop our programs in these first key years and establish the institute on a firm foundation.

Your contribution allows us to ensure:

  • Thought-provoking and lively public programming
    The Thursdays at Four program and the University Symposium on Site and Incitement are two series which bring innovative research and creative work to the university and the general public.

The Institute for Advanced Study is critical to the University, our local community, and the world. Your gift can help support the next generation of leaders and thinkers.

Make a gift to the Institute for Advanced Study online through the University of Minnesota Foundation.

For other giving options, visit the U of M Foundation.

The IAS thanks our funders

During 2011-12, the Quadrant collaboration between the IAS and the University of Minnesota Press continued in its fourth year with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Three semester-long residencies and seven short-term scholarly visits were funded, in addition to support for works in press and in progress. The IAS received funding from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, the James P. Geiss Foundation, the China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, and the University of Minnesota Imagine Fund for “Matteo Ricci: His Map and Music,” co-directed by IAS Director Ann Waltner and Mount Allison University Professor Linda Pearse, in support of ongoing scholarly work on the project. In 2011-12 the IAS successfully applied for three grants that will be awarded in 2012-13. An oral history project to document small-scale food initiatives in southwest Minnesota, led by IAS interviewer Peter Shea, will begin work in summer 2012 with support from the Minnesota Historical Society Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The IAS secured grants from the University of Minnesota Imagine Fund for Black Environmental Thought Conference keynote speaker Bernice Johnson Reagon and from the GPS Alliance Travel Fund for Ghanaian environmentalist Kwaku Anno, a panelist in the September 2012 conference.