The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who pursue a Ph.D. in key fields.
MMUF is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Since the program's inception in 1992, Brown has supported more than 100 Fellows. Brown MMUF alumni are pursuing doctoral study at Columbia University, University of California at Berkeley, Princeton University, University of Southern California, University of Chicago, Duke University, Yale University, and other instititutions. Nationally, more than 500 Fellows, including 20 Brown alumni, have earned a Ph.D. and are now employed at colleges and universities throughout the country.