School of Humanities receives $1.5 million grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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The UCI School of Humanities has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to introduce graduate students to a broad range of possible careers that employ their expertise. The grant will fund 19 community-based summer internships for Ph.D. students, three graduate student researchers who will work with a STEM faculty member during the 2020-21 academic year, and a program director. “Humanities students have versatile and in-demand skill sets that benefit institutions and employers in a wide range of fields,” said Tyrus Miller, dean of humanities. “This grant is a vital opportunity to deepen the contribution of our graduate students’ expertise to interdisciplinary research and public initiatives. I’m heartened that we’ve built partnerships across a spectrum of disciplines, academic units and organizations, and I look forward to seeing the impact of these unique collaborations.”

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