Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program receives continued funding

9 November 2020
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

On October 26, together with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) awarded a new continuation grant to the college’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program. Now in its 32nd year at Carleton, the MMUF program supports talented students from underrepresented backgrounds who plan to pursue a PhD in humanistic fields. Participants are selected at the end of their sophomore year or during their junior year through a competitive application process. Directed this year by Cathy Yandell,  W. I. and Hulda F. Daniell Professor of French Literature, Language, & Culture, and Sindy Fleming, Assistant Dean of Students, Carleton’s program supports up to ten fellows through two years of intensive work in the humanities, which includes independent research, participation in regional and national activities with other Mellon Mays fellows, and preparation for graduate school.