The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) is a prestigious national program focused on increasing the number of historically excluded students pursuing doctorate degrees in core fields in the arts and sciences. Fellowships include mentoring, research stipends, and travel support (conferences, graduate school visits, etc.). Learn more about the national fellowship program: Toward a More Inclusive Academy: MMUF at 30.
Who is eligible?
- Caltech undergraduate student (sophomore, junior)
- Meeting GPA requirement (2.5 minimum)
- Students with a historically marginalized background or identity(ies)
- Demonstrated interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in an MMUF-approved course of study: Earth Science, Geology, Ecology, Mathematics, Astronomy, Computer Science, and Physics
- Participate in Bi-Monthly Meetings
- Meet with Graduate Coordinator twice a month
- Attend Annual Regional Conference
- Participate in Research with a Faculty Mentor
- Signed Fellow Contract
- Summer research stipends & Quarterly awards
- Up to $10,000 in undergraduate student debt forgiveness
- Conference support (national and regional)
- Monthly meetings
- Support in applying to graduate school
- Publication opportunities
The CCID is Seeking a MMUF Graduate Mentor!
Graduate Mentor Job Description:
- Serve as graduate mentor to a cohort of up to 10 undergraduate student fellows in the MMUF program along with their research mentor and the Caltech Center for Inclusion & Diversity (CCID) Director/ MMUF program coordinator
- Meet with the undergraduate fellows about graduate school preparation, research preparation, and career development.
- Collaborate with CCID Director to develop a seminar curriculum focused on identity exploration, graduation school preparation, and research education.
- Coordinate an Inclusive Mentorship workshop series for research mentors.
For those who are interested in the Graduate Mentor role, contact the CCID Director at firstname.lastname@example.org