Mellon Plans Grant to Ease U.S. Cut in International Graduate Fellowships

June 29, 2011

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will provide a one-time grant of $3.16 million to help fill a gap left by cuts in federal funds for foreign doctoral study, the Institute for International Education announced Tuesday. IIE, which will administer the program, said the funds would aid about 80 humanities graduate students whose ability to conduct research overseas had been cut off by a reduction for the Education Department's Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program.

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