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Grant Programs: Overview — The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports grantees within 5 program areas:


     Scholarly Communications and Information Technology


     Museums and Art Conservation


     Performing Arts


      Conservation and the Environment


     Higher Education and Scholarship, which includes:

·          Research Universities and Humanistic Scholarship

·          Liberal Arts Colleges Program

·          Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Diversity Initiatives

·          Special International Emphasis:  South Africa


Social Sciences Grants

  • American Historical Association Research Grants
    Grant fellowships, awards, and prizes to historians. Applications for the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants, the Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere, the Michael Kraus Research Grants, and the Littleton-Griswold Grants are due on February 15 of the award year.
  • Ford Foundation Grants
    The Ford Foundation is an independent nonprofit grant-making organization. They offer grants in all 50 U.S. states and in many countries around the world. The chief interests include asset building and community development; knowledge, creativity and freedom; and peace and social justice.
  • IMLS (Institute of Museum & Library Services) Grants
    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development.
  • International Research and Exchanges Board Grants (IREX)
    IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of $50 million and a staff of over 500 professionals worldwide. IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 50 countries.
  • Social Science Research Council
    This page lists current and upcoming opportunities to apply for SSRC fellowships and grants.

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