Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (sophomores and juniors)

Campus deadline: March 15, 2024, at 5pm Eastern

Note: for further information about this program, please visit the Wellesley Mellon Mays Fellowship website.

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) was founded to increase diversity among minority faculty scholars in higher education. MMUF supports underrepresented minority students and others who have demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in academia by encouraging talented students to develop their academic interests, pursue and complete their doctoral training, and thrive in their faculty careers in higher education. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MMUF undergraduates are able to conduct original undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences.

Who is eligible?

  • Wellesley College sophomores (juniors may be considered in exceptional cases);
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents; and
  • Students with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

How do I apply?
For details, please visit the Wellesley Mellon Mays Fellowship website and see contact details there if needed. But the Fellowships team would also be delighted to help with applications: simply book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake for feedback on draft materials, etc. We can't wait to talk with you!