Digital Borderlands

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.

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