The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has been awarded a total of approximately R9.3 Million Rand (US$657 000) in grants by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for two Projects in the College of Humanities.
The first institutional project, in the category of International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (IHESP) entitled Humanizing Space: Towards an African Spatial Humanities, was awarded US$ 599,000 (R8.5 Million). This project on spatial mapping will be implemented over a five year period.
The Principal Investigator (PI) of the Project is Academic Leader of Research in the School of Social Sciences, Professor Maheshvari Naidu (Anthropology) while the Co-PI is Professor Ernest Khalema, the Dean and Head of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies.
Mellon Foundation Awards Over Nine Million Rand (U$657,000) in Grants to College of Humanities