The New School recently received grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Open Society Foundation’s Higher Education Support Program totaling $880,000 in order to support initiatives related to immigration within the United States.
Through the New University in Exile Consortium (New UIE Consortium), the funding will go towards helping endangered scholars and graduate students within the United States, according to New School officials.
Under the three-year $730,000 Mellon grant, a public lecture series will be launched through the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility about immigration. Scholars will also receive academic publishing guidance.
For the one-year $150,000 Open Society Foundation grant, the New UIE Consortium will launch a lecture series that would enable scholars to speak at each other’s host campuses. A scholar welcome event will be hosted every fall alongside a spring public conference.
“I am grateful to the Mellon Foundation and the Open Society Foundations for their generous support of our work,” said Dr. Arien Mack, the Alfred and Monette Marrow professor of psychology at the New School for Social Research. “In its first year, the New UIE Consortium has assisted 15 scholars in need, and our programs have engaged people across the United States and around the world. As the deeply troubling persecution of academics and academic institutions continues, these grants will allow us to improve and expand our programs to reach so many more who have been forced into exile.”