OVPR anti-racism grants awarded to eight research teams

The Office of the Vice President for Research has awarded $450,000 in grants across eight research teams to explore persistent racial disparities embedded in systems ranging from health, education and wealth to criminal justice and infrastructure. These grants are jointly administered and advanced in partnership with the National Center for Institutional Diversity’s Anti-Racism Collaborative. “If…

“Indigenous Futures” RISE featured in the U-M LSA Spring Magazine

A new Indigenous research center at LSA brings researchers, nonprofits, artists, and activists together to elevate Indigenous experiences and secure equity for Indigenous people. In 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention assembled in Philadelphia to determine how America should be governed. They’d intended to simply revise the Articles of Confederation, but then decided they needed…

RISE Featured in TheNewsWorthy Special Edition Podcast Episode: Mascots, Stereotypes, & Rebranding in Sports

“The Washington Football Team is now the Washington Commanders. The change came two years after the team faced pressure from sponsors to drop the old mascot, logo, and name, which was seen as a racial slur. But this is just the latest change in a long-running national debate about the use of Native American imagery…

Mellon Foundation Awards More Than $72 Million to Teams Led by Humanities Scholars to Ensure “Just Futures” and Expand National Cultural Narratives

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the largest funder of the arts and humanities in the US, announced today that grants totaling more than $72 million have been awarded to winners of its Just Futures Initiative—supporting teams of scholars who are studying past periods of crisis and disruption in order to lead us to cultural and social transformation. The 16 projects will receive grants of up to $5 million to be used over a three-year period to support multidisciplinary and multi-institutional collaborative teams producing solutions-based work that contributes to  public understanding of the nation’s racist past and can lead to the creation of socially just futures. 

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RISE receives funding from the Andrew Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative

The University of Michigan has been awarded two $5 million grants through The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative competition. The grants, led by professors Stephanie Fryberg and Earl Lewis, will fund projects that focus on addressing racial inequity.

Fryberg, a University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor and professor of psychology, and Lewis, the Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies and Public Policy, and director of the Center for Social Solutions, will receive the funding to be used over the next three years.

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