Two New Mellon Grants Awarded to University Press Groups

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has recently announced two new grants for university press collaborations in its series promoting monograph publication in underserved or emerging areas of the humanities.

A $1-million collaborative publishing grant was awarded to four university presses to support the publication of first books in the field of Indigenous Studies. The four presses participating are the University of Arizona Press, The University of North Carolina Press, The University of Minnesota Press, and Oregon State University Press.

Another grant from the Mellon Foundation has gone to three university presses for the establishment of a new book series entitled Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World. The presses collaborating for the Folklore Series include the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society.