Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

  • Visit UCR’s MMUF website to for more information on eligibility and benefits.
  • Online application portal opens in November and closes in early February.
  • For question, contact Katharine Henshaw at 951-827-1555 or

In 2014, UCR became a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Member Institution, administered by the Center for ideas & Society. The purpose of the MMUF program is to help to diversify college and university faculty by mentoring and preparing undergraduates for graduate school and academic positions in selected humanities, science and social science disciplines.

Established by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 1988, the program was renamed in 2003 in honor of Dr. Benjamin Mays who was dean of the Howard University School of Religion, president of Morehouse College, as well as president of the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education.

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program reflects Dr. Mays’ values in its commitment to fostering the academic aspirations of members of traditionally under-represented groups and/or those with interests in studies aimed at eliminating racial and ethnic inequalities.

For more information on eligibility requirements, program structure, and application process, visit UCR’s MMUF website.