About MMUF

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program is the centerpiece of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s initiatives to increase diversity in the faculty ranks of colleges and universities.

Two principal goals guide MMUF:

  1. To identify, support and mentor highly qualified undergraduates and to encourage these students to pursue a Ph.D. in fields where diversity has not been historically present.
  2. To increase the number of faculty from underrepresented groups at colleges and universities throughout the country and abroad in order to bring a wider range of experiences and perspectives to teaching and scholarship.

Learn about who we are, our history & mission, and core values.