This advanced search of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's grants database allows exploration of our grantmaking history since 1969. 
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      16,658  Grants awarded for  $6,720,431,731
      GranteeProjectDateAmountLocation Program
      Stellenbosch UniversityNew Vice-Chancellor Support12/16/02$150,000Matieland, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of NatalDigital Imaging of South Africa12/15/03$1,150,000Durban, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      Foundation of Tertiary Institutions of the Northern MetropolisUniversity of Namibia Library12/15/03$500,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      Mangosuthu TechnikonESAL Library Consortium 12/17/04$417,000Durban, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      South African National ParksEcosystems Research and Training - Kruger - Science Advisory Panel 12/17/04$86,000Pretoria, South AfricaPast Programs
      Stellenbosch UniversityPostgraduate Program03/19/10$800,000Matieland, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandSenior Research Scholars Program03/10/11$700,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandFinal Year PhD Completion Grants03/15/12$500,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the Free StateGraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships03/14/13$500,000Bloemfontein, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandInstitute for Human Evolution03/14/13$500,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      Stellenbosch UniversityEarly Research Career Development03/13/14$600,000Matieland, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandCentre for Indian Studies in Africa03/12/15$676,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandWits Institute for Social and Economic Research - Doctoral Fellowships03/20/06$500,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      South African National ParksResearch Bridges - South Africa [Table Mountain National Park_x000D_]03/16/07$327,000Pretoria, South AfricaPast Programs
      University of the Free StateThe New Student Movement in South Africa - From #RhodesMustFall to #FeesMustFall12/19/16$150,000Bloemfontein, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the Western CapeMellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship10/18/17$100,000Bellville, South AfricaHigher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities
      Rhodes UniversitySouthern Epistemologies Seminar Series12/14/17$50,000Grahamstown, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandDeveloping Humanities Through WiSER05/31/18$500,000Johannesburg, South AfricaHigher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities
      University of KwaZulu-NatalHumanizing Space: Towards an African Spatial Humanities09/06/18$599,000Durban, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandMobility, temporality, and Africa’s future politics09/06/18$858,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of PretoriaBeing Human: Mellon 30th Anniversary Artists Residencies 09/06/18$76,000Pretoria, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      South African National Biodiversity InstitutePlants Initiative 06/13/08$237,000Pretoria, South AfricaPast Programs
      University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa's Struggle for Democracy01/30/98$8,750Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      South African Bibliographic and Information NetworkJSTOR - South Africa06/16/00$340,000Centurion, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      Eastern Cape Higher Education Association TrustSouth East Academic Libraries System06/16/00$1,175,000Port Elizabeth, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects