In addition to providing administrative support to Center Fellows in identifying and applying for research grants each year, the Center for 21st Century Studies has participated in numerous grant-funded and award-based research projects over its 50-year history. Below are some recent funded research projects in which C21 was involved.

Tennessen Scholars

In conjunction with its 50th anniversary year in 2018-19, the Center for 21st Century Studies awarded six graduate-student scholarships named for long-time Center Deputy Director Carol Tennessen. Tennessen Scholars attended all C21 events, helped foster engagement among the Center’s active graduate student community, and contributed critical responses and reflections to monthly lectures and events at the center.

Read some of their work at the Tennessen Scholars blog.

IGHERT (2015-17)

From 2015-17, C21 participated in a major new grant awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI), of which C21 is a member. The $1.35 million grant was awarded for the second phase of Integrating the Humanities across National Boundaries, an initiative designed to foster new forms of collaborative research and partnerships among the organization’s international members via two pilot projects.


Transdisciplinary Challenge (2011-14)

From 2011-14, C21’s Transdisciplinary Challenge Award encouraged collaborative research projects that brought together UWM researchers from our traditional constituencies in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences with researchers from natural, physical, and quantitative social sciences.

See Transdisciplinary Challenge