Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
Princeton University has participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program since 1989, when the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation first launched the initiative as a strategy for increasing diversity in the faculty ranks at colleges and universities. Our program identifies highly qualified underrepresented students and other students who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and provides them with support and mentorship as they prepare themselves for doctoral programs and careers in the professoriate.
Fellows are selected in the spring of the sophomore year through a competitive application process. In the junior and senior years, fellows attend monthly workshops designed to enhance research skills and deepen awareness of the challenges and rewards of teaching and scholarship; meet regularly with faculty mentors; attend academic conferences; and build their network of colleagues at Princeton and on other campuses.