The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
HIGHER EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIP IN THE HUMANITIES

Why We Need the NEA and the NEH

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Scholarly Communications

Working Against the Clock to Preserve Time-Based Media

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International Higher Education and Strategic Projects

Deciphering South African Higher Education Protests

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OUR COMPELLING INTERESTS

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Why We Need the NEA and the NEH

The NEA and NEH serve people who make up the mosaic of our democracy, writes Executive Vice President Mariƫt Westermann.

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Mission

The Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.

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Our Core Programs

Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities

Through this program, the Foundation assists select colleges, universities, and research institutes in training scholars and producing scholarship in the humanities that contributes to culture and society.

Arts and Cultural Heritage

The Arts and Cultural Heritage program seeks to nurture exceptional creative accomplishment, scholarship, and conservation practices in the arts, while promoting a diverse and sustainable ecosystem for these disciplines.

Diversity

The Diversity program seeks to help diversify the next generation of college and university faculty; it also aims to strengthen institutions that improve educational attainment of historically underrepresented groups.

Scholarly Communications

The Scholarly Communications program assists research libraries, archives, museums, universities, presses, and arts organizations that seek to further our collective understanding of societies and cultures around the world.

International Higher Education and Strategic Projects

The Foundation seeks to strengthen the systems of higher education and cultural institutions essential to building and sustaining viable polities and societies in emerging as well as more established regions of the globe.

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