"The Flint Water Disaster Public Archive" was one of seven projects selected to be funded by the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) consortium's Grand Research Challenge (GRC). Each of the interdisciplinary research teams will receive an award of $150,000 over a three-year period, provided by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.

The “Flint Water Disaster Public Archive” will re-home public data that has been largely inaccessible to Flint communities—a form of data justice that is of urgent relevance to the history, present, and future of those communities. The project is a collaboration between the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan, the Flint Democracy Defense League, and We the People of Detroit.

Humanities Without Walls (HWW) is a consortium of humanities centers and institutes at 16 major research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. At the University of Michigan, the Institute for the Humanities serves as the hub for collaboration.

To learn more about the final round of GRC projects, click here.