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Digital Borderlands Project

Digital Borderlands is a three-year grant project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Our goal is to produce and disseminate new, open-access humanities scholarship on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by integrating library services into a collaborative research process that emphasizes data-intensive, digital storytelling. For details about the project, review our initial proposal narrative.

The project will disburse two rounds of funding to research teams at the University of Arizona through a competitive process. Funded projects will employ a portfolio of University Libraries services and expertise encompassing scholarly communication, open access, data management and curation, data science, text and data mining, GIS, and distinctive archival collections on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Each team will be funded up to $60,000 and will have one year to complete their project.

Our call for proposals for the first round of funding is currently closed. We anticipate releasing another call for proposals for the second round of funding in November, 2021.


Please contact Project Coordinator Alana Varner alanav@arizona.edu with inquiries.