Mellon Initiatives

A Mellon Research Initiative is an intense and focused exploration of a particular interdisciplinary topic of great importance to UC Davis, the region, and the world. Each initiative receives generous funding to support three years of programming, a two-year Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor, and graduate recruitment and research.
The Mellon Public Scholars Program has served as a model for other universities interested in providing new research and career experiences for humanities, arts, and social-sciences graduate students. The program provides support for community-engaged research and public scholarship of faculty and graduate students while introducing the student scholars to broader career training.


This page was last updated: August 10, 2018



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