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MMUF Dissertation Grants

MMUF Dissertation Grants

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Undergraduate Students

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About This Scholarship

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Dissertation Grants is a program that provides financial support to PhD candidates who are completing their dissertation projects. The MMUF Dissertation Grants are awarded to all the Fellows who participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program during their undergraduate years.

MMUF Dissertation Grants are intended to cover various expenses associated with the completion of the dissertation, such as travel, research materials, and other necessary expenses. The amount of the grant varies, but typically ranges from $1,000 to $5,000.

Eligibility Criteria For MMUF Dissertation Grants

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Dissertation Grants support graduate students who are completing dissertations in the humanities and social sciences. The eligibility criteria for the MMUF Dissertation Grants are as follows:

  • All the applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program in the humanities or social sciences at a participating MMUF institution. A list of participating institutions can be found on the MMUF’s official website.
  • All the applicants must have completed all coursework and passed all comprehensive exams required for their doctoral program and they must have an approved dissertation proposal and be in the dissertation writing stage of their program to apply for this scholarship.
  • All the applicants must be a current or former Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow to apply here.
  • All the applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to increasing diversity and promoting the academic success of underrepresented groups in higher education to apply for this scholarship.

It is important to note that meeting the eligibility criteria alone does not guarantee that an applicant will receive the grant. The selection committee considers a range of factors when making their decision, including the quality of the dissertation proposal, the applicant’s academic record, the potential impact of the research, and the applicant’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in higher education.

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