Digital Borderlands Project

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.

For more information about the project and to review call for proposals for the second round of funding, released on October 18, 2021, please visit our project website


Please contact Project Coordinator Alana Varner with inquiries.