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Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
What Makes a Mellon Mays Fellow?

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows are students from minority groups underrepresented in the academy at the level of college and university faculties. The MMUF program provides undergraduate research funding and other support for intellectually-engaged juniors and seniors pursuing undergraduate majors in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The MMUF program is designed to encourage Fellows to enter PhD programs that prepare students for professorial careers in these Mellon-eligible fields.

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Mellon Mays fellows emerge from their experience at Duke as leaders, problem solvers, and members of an extensive community that spreads across the world.


The Mellon Mays grant provides students with four forms of support: faculty mentoring, modest term-time compensation for research activities, stipend support for summer research activities, and repayment of undergraduate and/or graduate loans of up to $10,000 if fellows pursue doctoral study in one of the specified fields.

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Our Selection Process

Apply to be a Mellon Mays fellow! 

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Current Fellows


The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program is located within the Office of University Scholars and Fellows (OUSF) at Duke. OUSF staff provide full support for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program through services such as student advising, mentorship, and event planning. Our fellows are part of a larger community of scholars and academically engaged students at Duke University. Learn more.

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