Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and developed in cooperation with the Office of the Provost and the Graduate School, Quadrant is a joint initiative of the University of Minnesota Press, a leader in interdisciplinary scholarly publishing, and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), a catalyst and incubator of research and discussion across disciplinary boundaries.
With the combined resources of Mellon, the Press, and the IAS, Quadrant provides tools for scholars to pursue interdisciplinary work and offers a new, more collaborative model of scholarly research and publication. Quadrant's structure is designed to be a significant transformation of current models of scholarly publication and collaborative work and to be an equally significant relocation of the place of the press within the university itself.
Four interdisciplinary research and publication groups provide the intellectual foundation of Quadrant: Design, Architecture, and Culture; Environment, Culture, and Sustainability; Global Cultures; and Health and Society. The groups are made up of faculty from across the University as well as scholars from around the world who are invited to participate in this initiative. Quadrant provides the administrative and financial support for these groups to hold public lectures, workshops, and, as appropriate, colloquia, panel discussions, or round-tables. In addition, the Press provides editorial support to group members, including fellows and visiting scholars who are developing book projects that may be considered for the Quadrant book imprint.
About the Quadrant Fellowships
From 2007 through 2012, the Quadrant program held an annual, worldwide competition for fellowships that have been awarded to sixteen interdisciplinary scholars. During their semester in residence at the IAS in Minneapolis, the Quadrant fellows receive a stipend of up to $30,000, depending on rank and experience. Fellowships include medical and dental coverage. At the IAS, fellows participate in weekly lunches and public lectures with a lively interdisciplinary community that includes University of Minnesota fellows and other Quadrant fellows. They are also involved in at least one of Quadrant's research and publishing collaboratives: Design, Architecture, and Culture ; Environment, Culture, and Sustainability ; Global Cultures; and Health and Society. Fellows give a public lecture and present a work-in-progress in a workshop setting with their Quadrant collaborative group or groups. In addition, they work directly with an editor from the University of Minnesota Press to develop their manuscripts for submission. Manuscripts submitted to the University of Minnesota Press undergo standard peer review and Press board approval process.
Quadrant fellowship applications are no longer being accepted. The 2012-2013 Quadrant fellowships have been awarded to Professor Nikhil Anand and Professor Gary Kroll.
Quadrant Related Websites
- The Institute for Advanced Study's Quadrant site:
- The University of Minnesota Press's site:
Sponsoring Unit Websites
- College of Design:
- Institute on the Environment:
- Institute for Global Studies:
- Center for Bioethics:
- Quadrant Coordinator:
University of Minnesota Press
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|Quadrant Group||Editor||Advisory Board Members|
|Design, Architecture, and Culture||Pieter Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Environment, Culture, and Sustainability||Pieter Martin (email@example.com)|
|Global Cultures||Jason Weidemann (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Health and Society||Jason Weidemann (email@example.com)|