How To Apply For The Program

1. Attend an Emory MMUF Information Session. Sessions are held in the fall at the Oxford and Emory campuses and in the spring at the Emory campus.

2. Complete the Emory MMUF Application. Applications are typically available at the end of December and are due in February.

3. Secure a MMUF faculty mentor with whom you would like to work.

4. Send the Faculty Mentor Statement and Faculty Recommendation form links to two separate Emory faculty persons as early as possible.

5. Meet with Dr. Dianne Stewart (coordinator, Emory campus) or Dr. Susan Ashmore (liaison, Oxford campus) to discuss the MMUF Program in greater detail.

6. If selected for an interview, prepare adequately with your prospective mentor. Be prepared to articulate your broad scholarly goals and particular disciplinary research interests. (Research interests must be in a Mellon designated field. See list below.)

Who is eligible to apply to Emory's MMUF Program?

1. Rising Juniors with a preferred minimum GPA of 3.2.

2. Study in one of the many designated fields or disciplines.

3. Demonstrate a commitment to the goal of increasing the presence of African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and Native Americans in the academy.

4. Express serious interest in pursuing graduate studies leading to a PhD degree in one of the humanities or a select group of disciplines in the social sciences.

Disciplinary Areas

Anthropology and Archaeology
Area/Cultural/Ethnic/Gender Studies
Art History
Film, Cinema and Media Studies (theoretical focus)
Geography and Population Studies

Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Performance Studies (theoretical focus)
Philosophy and Political Theory
Religion and Theology
Theater (non-performance focus)

Interdisciplinary Studies: Interdisciplinary areas of study may be eligible if they have one or more Mellon fields at their core.


* Other fields that employ historical and philosophical methods may also be eligible.