About the Conference
To address the shortage of minority scholars on college and university campuses and to improve racial relations, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation established the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.
The program is designed to encourage the most talented undergraduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education, as well as others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicate racial disparities, to enter Ph.D. programs and pursue careers in research and college teaching.
Every spring, MMUF fellows from Barnard College, Brooklyn College, Columbia University, City College of New York, and Queens College gather to share their research and to discuss the ways in which the humanities and the social sciences can contribute to a more equitable academia and a more democratic society.
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This conference is not open to the public.