Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) aims to increase the number of individuals from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, 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 close to 120 Fellows. Nearly twenty-five Brown MMUF alumni are pursuing doctoral study at Columbia University, University of California at Berkeley, Vanderbilt University, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, Yale University, and other instititutions. Nationally, more than 500 Fellows, including nearly thirty Brown alumni, have earned doctoral degrees and are now employed at colleges and universities throughout the country -- including Brown!

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