Prospective Summer Fellows

The MMUF Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) hosted at the University of Chicago prepares current Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows for graduate study and rigorous research. UChicago Fellows are automatically registered for the program. Visiting Fellows, please read about life as a summer fellow, the application process, and more below.

The 2022 Program begins June 8, 2022 and ends August 13, 2022.

  • Before the official start date, SRTP Virtual pre-programming will begin meeting 1-2 times a week starting June 1. During pre-programming, summer fellows will begin to meet individually with their assigned preceptors to discuss their research and goals for the summer.
  • 2022 Cost: $500.

Life as a Summer Fellow

During the structured, nine-week program (June 8-August 13, 2022), students in the SRTP complete courses in academic writing and social theory, are closely mentored by advanced graduate students and faculty, attend multiple workshops and make presentations at the Chicago Research Symposium.

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Courses & Research Development

Through the SRTP, students deepen their analytic and creative capacities, further develop their scholarly writing and presentation skills, explore research approaches and methodologies relevant to their areas of study, and experience a unique community living among others who share both a passion for ideas and research as well as common values and commitments.

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Apply & Application Information

To apply to the SRTP at UChicago, you must already be admitted to the MMUF program at your home institution. Read about the application process here.

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