Mellon Foundation awards $850,000 grant to Wake Forest for humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Wake Forest University an $850,000 grant to expand its community-based partnerships through engaged teaching and research in the humanities. The four-year grant will support “The Humanities Engaged: Generating Learning, Remaking Community” through June 2022.

At a time when many institutions are shifting attention away from the humanities, Wake Forest has stepped up its efforts to reaffirm its distinctive liberal arts mission where faculty and students confront big questions in innovative ways.

“As Wake Forest continues to enhance its considerable strengths in the humanities, we are deeply grateful for the Mellon Foundation’s longstanding and exemplary support for path-breaking work in these disciplines,” said Dean of the College Michele Gillespie. “This grant will give us exciting new ways to extend our teaching and scholarship and engage in real-world problem-solving, preserve the rich history of Winston-Salem, and align our research with topics relevant to community partners.”

More information here.