SRTP for UChicago Fellows

If you have been admitted already to the MMUF Program at UChicago, no additional application to the SRTP is required.

However, as a UChicago MMUF student, you are required to participate in this program either in the summer preceding your junior year or your senior year. Completing this program as a rising junior is preferred, because students who complete the SRTP as rising juniors typically use their second summer in the MMUF Program to carry out independent research in greater depth and focus.  In the summer preceding the fourth-year, it is common for MMUF students to travel to other cities, libraries, universities and even other countries to carry out their research, building upon what they began in the SRTP while preparing for their required capstone projects, the bachelor’s thesis. Since all University of Chicago MMUF students are required to complete a BA thesis or research project, we expect that you will parlay the research completed during your second summer as a Mellon-Mays Fellow into your senior projects. (Funds for research related expenses are available to UChicago MMUF students).

Please note that University of Chicago Mellon Fellows are expected to plan their summer of independent research in consultation with their faculty mentors, and with one of the MMUF Program Directors.