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Research, Pedagogy, and Engagement for a World on the Move

With support from the Mellon Foundation Just Futures Initiative and Global Cornell, the Migrations initiative is funding research and engagement that centers the connections between racism, dispossession, and migration in interdisciplinary, innovative, and impactful ways.

Grant Awardees

2022 Grant Awards: Global Migration Projects

These awards support Cornell faculty studying migration at both the domestic and international levels. Projects reflect our commitment to the following:

  • U.S.-focused work that has long-term and discernible benefits addressing racial and immigrant justice on campus and beyond
  • Research with a broader international focus that includes multispecies, interdisciplinary perspectives

2021 Grant Awards: Racism, Dispossession, and Migration

Faculty across Cornell's campus are studying racism, dispossession, and migration with support from the Mellon Foundation's Just Futures Initiative. In addition to funding large research projects, this funding also supports curricular development, community engagement projects, and collaborative work. 

2020 Grant Awards: Interdisciplinary, Multispecies Migration

Through innovative, multispecies, and interdisciplinary approaches, these 2020 projects cultivated dialogue on key migrations issues. Fourteen faculty-led projects received approximately $550,000 in funding.

Many of these researchers presented their work at virtual Migrations events, available on our YouTube channel