Two distinct programs funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation are available to Carleton students. Both of these programs are designed to increase the number of  faculty from underrepresented backgrounds in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF, for sophomore or junior students) is for students with a very strong interest in pursuing a PhD in a Mellon field and a career as a professor. MMUF is a generously funded opportunity that extends beyond the BA and includes support for graduate study and career development. Applications for current Sophomores are due at 6 PM on Friday, February 26, 2021.  

Questions? Please visit the MMUF Website and contact the coordinator directly for more information or to discuss your interest in the program and the application process.

Fellowship Coordinators:

  • Cathy Yandell, W. I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French
    Literature, Language & Culture, 507-222-4245, LDC 366
  • Sindy Fleming, Assistant Dean of Students, 507-222-5439, Severance Hall 111

The Graduate School Exploration Program (GradX, for first-year, sophomore or junior students) is a two-weekend program (one weekend during Fall Term, one weekend during Spring Term) held at Big Ten Alliance institutions to introduce interested students to the world of a Research One university.  It includes cohort-building with other students from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, opportunities to talk to faculty and graduate students in a variety of fields, tours of university research and student life facilities, and social events. General information about the Graduate School Exploration Program (GradX) is available at the GradX Website. The GradX Program has been suspended for 2020-21 and 2021-22. Carleton will select three students for 2022-23 and again for 2023-24.

Note: The Mellon Graduate School Exploration Fellowship (MGSEF) selected its final cohort in 2020.

Director of Student Fellowships: Marynel Ryan Van Zee, mryanvanzee; 507-222-4300