Apply for Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship!

Applications for UT’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) are being accepted through February 15th, 2024.  MMUF’s goal is to expand access to the professoriate in higher education by helping students confidently navigate academia and pursue a PhD.

MMUF fellows:

  • Engage in an intellectual community through weekly seminars and workshops focused on topics including Applying to Grad School, Conducting Research, Abstract Writing, and Conference Presentations.
  • Receive individualized mentorship from program coordinators and faculty advisors.
  • Pursue independent research projects during their time in the program, including over the summer(s).
  • Receive financial support to conduct academic year and summer research, apply to graduate school, and explore professional development opportunities.
  • Obtain post-graduate benefits, including loan repayment and graduate research funding.

Who Can Apply:

  • Students who are interested in earning a PhD and pursuing a career in academia.
  • Current sophomores or juniors graduating in 2026.
  • Students whose major is in one of the MMUF-designated social science, humanities, or fine arts fields (view list of Eligible Fields on website).
  • Students committed to working with a faculty mentor on a Mellon-approved research project during their junior and senior years.

Interested in applying? Click here for more information!