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.

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 initiatives is publishing 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.

The IAS has received support from these external funders:

$10,000 and under:

  • James P. Geiss Foundation, Matteo Ricci and His Music
  • Association for Asian Studies, Map and Music of Matteo Ricci
  • Minnesota Historical Society, Minority Report: Oral Histories of Small-Scale Food
  • Minnesota Historical Society, Oral Histories of Intellectual and Cultural Leaders of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Humanities Center, We are Water Minnesota Project Community Events

$25,000 and under:

  • Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Conversations on Religious Studies
  • St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board, Telling River Stories
  • Minnesota Historical Society, Telling River Stories
  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, Matteo Ricci- His Map and Music
  • Bluestem Communications, Mississippi River Network Regional Host Collaboration
  • Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, Summer Institute: Grasping Water: Rivers and Human Systems in China, Africa, and North America

$50,000 and under:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Interpreting America's Historic Places Planning Grant
  • Minnesota Historical Society, Digital Storytelling: The Waterworks Atlas Project
  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, Summer Institute in Chinese Studies and Global Humanities: Grasping Water: Rivers and Human Systems in China, Africa, and North America

$100,000 and under:

  • Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, Project to Assess the Ecological Impact of the St. Anthony Falls Lock Closure

Over $100,000:

  • Henry Luce Foundation, Hmong Studies Project
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sawyer Seminar- Making the Mississippi: Formulating New Water Narratives
  • Minnesota Historical Society, Heritage Education Partnership
  • Social Science Research Council, Capacity Building for 21st-Century Scholarship

Over $500,000:

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Quadrant Project
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, A Humanities-Led Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative