Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program seeks highly qualified sophomores or juniors in the humanities and selected social sciences who are interested in pursuing a PhD. Students should be committed to improving racial and ethnic relations, be interested in innovative first-hand research, and should be interested in establishing student/faculty mentor relationships.
The fundamental objective of MMUF is to increase the number of minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue Ph.D.s in core fields in the arts and sciences. The program aims to reduce over time the serious underrepresentation on the faculties of individuals from certain minority groups, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities.
The application deadline in December 10.