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New grants target migrations phenomena; apply by Dec. 18

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for new Migrations initiative grants, announced recently by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs.

The grants will fund innovative migrations research and connections that cultivate dialogue, nurture collaboration across academic disciplines, and integrate, synthesize and build upon existing disciplinary contributions.

There are four grant opportunities in this first funding cycle:

  • Research (individual faculty), $15,000 maximum award
  • Workshop, $15,000 maximum award
  • Cross-Disciplinary Research (teams), $150,000 maximum award
  • Student Learning/Outreach and Engagement, $15,000 maximum award

“There is already much work going on around campus on migration, but most of it is focused on a particular species and working within a specific discipline,” said Wendy Wolford, vice provost for international affairs. “We think there is a lot to be gained by supporting that work while encouraging new collaborations, ones that bring together the cross-disciplinary and cross-species’ perspectives necessary to really understand and address the multi-faceted nature of migration.”

Applicants are asked to consider how their proposed projects align with three suggested themes: socioenvironmental dynamics and complexity, recognition of multiple spatiotemporal and hierarchical scales, and attention to the roles of governance, democracy and authority. However, any migration or movement-focused topic will be considered for funding, and applicants can consult the Migrations Taskforce Report for a more detailed evaluation of themes relevant to the Migrations global grand challenge.

Deadline for proposals is Dec. 18. Complete details are available on the Migrations website; email questions to

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