Creative Scholars Program

Mellon-Fronteridades Creative Scholars

NOTE: APPLICATIONS TO COHORT 2 ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Mellon-Fronteridades Creative Scholars program seeks to expand interdisciplinary scholarship, service, and engagement with Arizona-Sonora border communities through the lens of the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences. This program offers a unique opportunity to amplify new voices in the border narrative and enrich public understanding of border life. Additionally, this program elevates research/projects that engage with the social and cultural resources and the complex challenges among marginalized communities in the borderlands (e.g., food security, job scarcity, migration, environmental challenges, public health, regional challenges, human security etc.).

This program provides funding for students, postdoctoral scholars, professionals, artists, and local community members passionate about enriching understanding of the US-Mexico borderlands through community-based art or social justice projects (Cohort 1) or scholarly projects (Cohort 2).

Cohort 1 (currently ongoing) consists of three scholars based in the arts and community engagement, completing an arts- or community-based project between January - October 2020.

Cohort 2 (POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) will consist of three creative scholars based in academic engagement, completing a research-based or scholarly project - dates TBD due to the continually evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Leona Davis at leonafdavis@email.arizona.edu or 621-0599.