Mellon-Fronteridades Fellowships

Mellon-Fronteridades fellows are community members, students, and academic professionals who engage in arts and humanities-centric interdisciplinary initiatives with Arizona-Sonora border communities. These fellows foster and promote scholarship and creative activities that explore, analyze, and elevate the lived experiences and cultural resources of this region. Fellows create new ways for understanding border dynamics, and ultimately promote positive impact, in Arizona-Sonora border communities.

Graduate Fellowships Program

The Graduate Fellowships Program supports current UArizona graduate students to carry out interdisciplinary research projects and scholarly creative activities focused on the U.S.-Mexico border.  This scholarship should create new ways for understanding border dynamics, and ultimately promote positive impact, in Arizona-Sonora border communities.

Confluencenter is now accepting applications for the Mellon-Fronteridades Graduate Fellowship program.

Creative Scholars Program

The Creative Scholars Program supports community-based artists and creative practitioners 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 border resident voices in the public understanding of border life.

Three community-based artist/practitioner teams were awarded as Creative Scholars in 2019, with projects being completed in fall 2020. Meet the Creative Scholars teams.

Faculty Fellowships Program

Faculty Fellowships: More information TBA