The Global Reach of Local Activism: Minnesota’s Human Rights Stories


The people of Minnesota have played an outsized role in international human rights activism and scholarship since the 1970s. The story is also a complicated one. As Minnesota-based actors have made their international impact, the state remains the site of persistent human rights violations. 

Information Session: Mellon Foundation "Call for Concepts" (2024)



Through its Higher Learning grantmaking area, the Mellon Foundation has announced this year's “Call for Concepts” and invites humanities-grounded ideas for research and curricular projects focused on any of three themes: Cultures of U.S. Democracy, Environmental Justice Studies, or Social Justice and Disciplinary Knowledge. Grants may be for $250,000–$500,000 over a duration of up to three years. 

Please join the Institute for Advanced Study for an information session about the call, application requirements, and timeline. 

IDF Information Session



Are you a graduate student interested in applying for an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship? Join us for an information session with several of the University’s IDF-sponsoring Centers and Institutes: