News & Stories

Meet an IAS Staff Member: Angela Carter

August 31, 2021
by altravis

We are thrilled to welcome Angela Carter to the team, who recently joined the Mellon-funded initiative Minnesota Transform as Access and Inclusion Pedagogy Specialist. 

MN Transform is Hiring!

June 16, 2021
by menning

MN Transform is hiring a UMN graduate student for a 20 hour/week opening for an administrative assistant.

Why Canoes? A New Exhibit in the Northrop Gallery

May 25, 2021
by menning

“Why Canoes: Capacious Vessels and Indigenous Futures of Minnesota's Peoples and Places” is now available for an online, virtual tour, as well as at Northrop's fourth-floor gallery. It explores the interconnectedness between the Native Canoe Program, University of Minnesota students, faculty, staff, and members of three Indigenous communities around Mni Sota Makoce (Minnesota). 

Two Short-Term Fellowships Available at the IAS!

March 15, 2021
by altravis

This May-June, the IAS will be bringing together two cohorts of six virtual fellows to meet for a total of 8 sessions and receive $2,000. The two themes are “Water, Equity, and Justice” and “The Mission of the Land Grant/Land Grab University.” DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications due Friday, April 2 at noon.

Meet an IAS Staff Member: Denise Pike

February 17, 2021
by menning

Introducing Denise Pike, the new Project Manager for Minnesota Transform, who will be facilitating partnerships, collaborations, and humanities projects for the initiative.

UMN Receives $5M Mellon Foundation Grant for New Just Futures Initiative

January 13, 2021
by altravis

Administratively housed here at the IAS, the new Minnesota Transform initiative will broaden relationships with local communities and build the University’s capacity to be a site of racial justice.

University of Minnesota Receives More than $315,000 for Humanities Without Walls Program

August 27, 2020
by altravis

The University will receive more than $315,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to conduct a career-diversity workshop, plus faculty will be eligible to apply for $150,000 research grants. The IAS will begin offering seed grants and activities this fall.

Announcing The Mellon Just Futures Initiative Call for Proposals

August 23, 2020
by altravis

The IAS is coordinating proposals from the UMN for the new Mellon Just Futures Initiative, which will offer grants of up to $5 million for 2–3 years. Expressions of Interest are due August 28; proposals are due September 17.

Job Opening: Visiting Scholar of Indigenous Studies

August 21, 2020
by altravis

The Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for a two-year appointment for an early-career scholar as part of the Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative. The position is open until filled.