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The IAS receives funding from grants, contracts, and contributions in addition to support from the University of Minnesota. The IAS gratefully acknowledges these funds, which help make possible a wide range of public programs, faculty seminars, conferences, fellowships, and special projects, as well as initiatives led by Research and Creative Collaboratives.

The IAS has received major support from these external funders:

  • Social Science Research Council for “Capacity Building for Twenty-First Century Scholarship,” a three-year interdisciplinary dissertation proposal development program (2017-19).
  • The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF) for “Grasping Water,” a summer institute on Chinese Studies and Global Humanities (2016).
  • Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund for a Heritage Studies Partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society (2013-16).
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a John E. Sawyer Seminar, “Making the Mississippi: Formulating New Water Narratives for the 21 st Century and Beyond” (2013-15).
  • The Luce Foundation for a Hmong Studies Consortium (with University of Wisconsin, 2009-14).
  • CCKF for “Matteo Ricci: His Map and Music” (2011-12).
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for “Quadrant,” a publication and research collaboration (with University of Minnesota Press, 2007-12).
  • Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund for “Oral Histories of Small-scale Food Initiatives in Southwest Minnesota” (2011-12) and “Oral Histories of Intellectual and Cultural Leaders of Minnesota” (2013-14).

Make a tax-deductible gift to the IAS online through the University of Minnesota Foundation.

Your donation is deeply appreciated, and will be put to immediate use. Your contribution allows us to ensure:

  • Ongoing support for our faculty fellowships and research and creative collaboratives
              The IAS is unique in its interdisciplinary support for faculty and its ability to bring scholars together. Their cutting-edge work makes the University of Minnesota strong.
  • Thought-provoking and lively public programming
              The IAS Thursdays program and the University Forum are two series bringing innovative research and creative work to the University and the general public.
  • Specific Initiatives
              The IAS sponsors a wide range of programs that reach across and beyond the boundaries of the University. One of our ongoing intitiatives is River Life, a research and cultural outreach program that publishes the Open Rivers journal through the University Libraries.

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