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 2021 Program begins June 14, 2021 and ends August 13, 2021.

  • Before the official start date, SRTP Virtual pre-programming will begin meeting 1-2 times a week starting May 15.
  • 2021 Cost: $500.
    • Typically this program operates exclusively as a residential program on UChicago’s campus, and the cost is $1500; however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will operate virtually and the cost is reduced.

Life as a Summer Fellow

During the structured, nine-week program (June 15-August 15, 2021),
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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