Winter 2010: Campaign Chronicle
Mellon Foundation Grants Strengthen Scholarship
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Emory three grants totaling $590,000 to support the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory Libraries, and the Emeritus College.
A $500,000 Mellon grant will strengthen academic programs at the Carlos Museum. Renée Stein, conservator at the museum, says the five-year grant will create a new framework for undergraduate science education by formally linking research at the museum and science teaching within Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
A $53,000 award will help Emory Libraries develop a new model of the research library as the center of digital scholarship on campus. Libraries Director Rick Luce says the grant will be used to strengthen Emory’s Digital Scholarship Commons, an initiative that aims to harness the power of new technologies for traditional fields of research.
A $37,000 fellowship will support the work of Professor of History Emeritus William Beik. Mellon Emeritus Fellowships further the scholarship of outstanding faculty members in the humanities and social sciences who continue to be productive in their fields after they retire.