Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Winter 2021

It's application season! Here are the basic things you need to know about MMUF:

Fall 2021

Current fellows and coordinators Dr. Jennifer Harford Vargas, Vanessa Christman and Ava Kim will be hosting this year's Mid-Atlantic MMUF Regional Conference.

A big Anassa Kata to Graduate Student Mentor Archana Kaku '14 for her postdoctoral fellowship with the Muhlenberg College Political Science Department through the Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges. The Consortium was founded as an association of liberal arts colleges committed to strengthening the ethnic diversity of students and of faculty members at liberal arts colleges. During the two-year postdoc, Archana will be working on her book manuscript, as well as teaching courses based in her research on violence and the body.

Congratulations to MMUF alum Jomaira Salas Pujols '13 on her new faculty position! https://www.brynmawr.edu/news/jomaira-salas-pujols-13-join-bard-faculty

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Fall 2020

Students interested in MMUF are invited to these informative events:

  • On Monday, 11/30 at 5:30pm EST, Duke PhD candidate Rob Franco will present his research.

  • On Monday, 12/7 at 5pm EST, MMUF fellows and coordinators will present an information session and walk students through the application process.

  • On Monday, 12/7 at 6pm EST, Monica Reum will be hosting a 1-hour webinar about the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT). IRT helps people committed to social justice and diversity apply to MA or PhD program in the Arts, Humanities, Education or Social Sciences. IRT participants receive application fee waivers, discounted GRE prep, and 1:1 personalized counseling around the graduate school application process, for free.  https://andover.zoom.us/j/94859658801. For any questions, email mreum@andover.edu

Read our letter of support for the BMC student strike.


The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program is the centerpiece of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s initiatives to increase diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning.

Established in 1988, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship works to achieve its mission by identifying and supporting students of great promise and helping them to become scholars of the highest distinction who will go on to transform the academy.

Bryn Mawr is proud to have been a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship institution since the beginning.

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Contact Us

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Vanessa Christman, Assistant Dean of the College for Access and Community Development
MMUF Administrative Coordinator
The Pensby Center
Phone: (610) 526-6594
vchristm@brynmawr.edu