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      1,354  Grants awarded for  $873,606,589
      GranteeProjectDateAmountLocation Program
      University of PretoriaArchives Project 09/06/18$721,000Pretoria, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of KwaZulu-NatalPromoting African Scholarship Through Arts09/06/18$58,000Durban, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of KwaZulu-NatalNeoliberalism, Gender and Curriculum in Transformation 12/13/18$385,000Durban, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of Cape TownPan-Africa Music Initiative 12/13/18$500,000Cape Town, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of PretoriaEntanglement, Mobility and Improvisation12/13/18$729,000Pretoria, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the Western CapeMellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship09/11/17$62,000Bellville, South AfricaHigher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities
      Stellenbosch UniversityThe Biography of an Uncharted People09/11/17$860,000Stellenbosch, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of PretoriaUnsettling Paradigms: Decolonial Turn in the Humanities Curriculum12/08/16$1,993,700Pretoria, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandARUA: Mobility and Sociality in Africa's Emerging Urban12/08/16$844,700Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandGoverning Intimacies: Sexualities, Gender, and the State in the Postcolonial World12/08/16$754,700Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandMellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship09/15/16$97,000Johannesburg, South AfricaHigher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities
      Rhodes UniversityAfrican Art Music Artist-in-Residence09/06/18$46,000Grahamstown, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      The Conversation AfricaPublic Arts and Humanities12/13/18$310,000Braamfontein, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the Western CapePlanning for the Archives at UWC12/12/18$127,000Bellville, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandOceanic Humanities for the Global South12/07/17$858,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the WitwatersrandSeminar Series: Mapping African Futures12/14/17$50,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of the Western CapeMellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship09/15/16$110,000Bellville, South AfricaHigher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities
      University of the WitwatersrandHistory Workshop09/15/16$858,000Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of Cape TownArchie Mafeje Chair in Critical and Decolonial Humanities09/15/16$611,000Cape Town, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      Rhodes UniversityUrban Connections in African Popular Imaginaries09/15/16$461,000Grahamstown, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of Cape TownReimaging Humanities Education09/15/16$572,000Cape Town, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      University of Cape TownMellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship09/15/16$204,000Cape Town, South AfricaHigher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities
      University of the WitwatersrandMellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship09/11/17$130,000Johannesburg, South AfricaHigher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities
      University of Cape TownHistory Access09/11/17$791,000Cape Town, Western Cape, South AfricaInternational Higher Education and Strategic Projects
      Perseverance Theatre IncorporatedNational Playwright Residency Program03/10/16$205,000Douglas, AK, United StatesArts and Cultural Heritage