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Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

  • For more information on the Mellon Mays Program click here. 

    • To identify, support, and mentor highly qualified underrepresented undergraduate students and other students interested in diversifying faculties in higher education, and encourage them to pursue a Ph.D. in fields where diversity has not been historically present.
    • To increase the number of faculty from underrepresented groups at colleges and universities throughout the country and abroad in order to bring a wider range of experiences and perspectives to teaching and scholarship.
  • Thirty-four colleges and universities, and the member institutions of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) participate in MMUF. Approximately 4,186 students have been selected as Mellon Fellows since the fellowship was established in 1988. Currently, 506 Mellon fellows have earned their Ph.D. and hold faculty positions at institutions across the country. An additional 665 students are enrolled in doctoral programs and 385 are undergraduate fellows working with faculty mentors in preparation for faculty careers. 

    For more information about the national program, please visit the national website:

Undergraduate Student Symposium

Register for the 17th Annual Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 27th. Once again, here is the link to information about the program

Apply Now

We are currently accepting applications for the MMUF 2016-2017 Cohort. The submission deadline is Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

Download the application


News About Our MMUF Fellows


MMUF Fellows Win the Humanities Category at the 2014 Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work. Congratulations!


For more MMUF news, please click here