News & Stories
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 a UMN graduate student for a 20 hour/week opening for an administrative assistant.
“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).
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.
Introducing Denise Pike, the new Project Manager for Minnesota Transform, who will be facilitating partnerships, collaborations, and humanities projects for the initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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.