MMUF Adjunct Faculty Fellowships

Creating and Patching a Faculty Pipeline

MMUF Advancement Program Fellows bring diverse perspectives to their graduate studies and careers in the academy, ensuring their perspectives are shared within their disciplines and with their students. Fellows are alumni of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program and gather to prepare graduate school applications, receive funding for additional research, and professional support throughout their dissertation research. These Fellowships are open only to alumni of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship.

The MMUF Adjunct Faculty Fellowship provides time and resources for focus on the research and scholarship necessary to secure a tenure-track position. This program is funded by the Mellon Foundation.

THE CHALLENGE:

Diverse perspectives have been historically excluded from higher education

THE FELLOWS:

431 grants have been awarded through the MMUF Advancement Program and 80% of scholars have earned their doctorate

THE IMPACT:

Young adults have increased access to a diversity of perspectives and deepen their understanding of people of all backgrounds

The Award

The Adjunct Faculty Fellowship provides each Fellow with a six-month period during which to focus on the research and scholarship necessary to secure a tenure-track position. Two fellowships are awarded each year.

  • A $10,000 maximum stipend
  • Six-month award period (cannot be deferred)
  • One assigned mentor
  • Funding to attend one conference with mentor

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