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Applying for MMUF

The 2024-2025 application portal opens on January 9, 2024.
Complete applications are due by 5:00 pm PST on February 20, 2024.

The MMUF Program does not accept late applications.

Students must complete and submit the online Claremont College MMUF Fellowship Application form along with the following materials:

  1. A personal statement.
  2. A research proposal.
  3. Submit a transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted) to be uploaded with your application.
  4. Submit a resume listing any academic honors, student leadership positions, co-curricular activities, community engagement/involvements, and work experience, to be uploaded with the application.
  5. Two Letters of Recommendation (at least one from a faculty member) along with a recommender form for each recommender.
  6. Identify a faculty member who has agreed to serve as your faculty research mentor in your application and have the faculty member submit the Faculty Research Mentor Form. Please review the MMUF Faculty Research Mentor guidelines.
  7. Submit email verification of application to a structured summer research program to be uploaded with your application. All students must concurrently apply for a structured summer research program, and many of these programs also have due dates in January-early February. All students selected as MMUF fellows will be expected to participate in a program over the summer leading to their junior year. Independent REUs or SURPs are not considered structured summer research programs.

Please refer to this non-exhaustive list of recommended summer programs:

    1. UCLA Writing and Research Training Program – Six-week writing and research summer program for 20 Mellon Mays Fellows from participating Mellon Mays colleges and universities. Fellows participate in a rigorous scholarly writing and research methodology course, individual and group mentoring sessions, workshops, events, and a final research colloquium.
    2. Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) at the University of Chicago– The MMUF Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) at the University of Chicago prepares current Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows for graduate study and rigorous research. During the structured, nine-week residential program, students in the SRTP complete courses in academic writing and social theory, are closely mentored by advanced graduate students and faculty, attend multiple workshops and make presentations at the Chicago Research Symposium. Through the SRTP, students deepen their analytic and creative capacities, further develop their scholarly writing and presentation skills, explore research approaches and methodologies relevant to their areas of study, and experience a unique community living among others who share both a passion for ideas and research as well as common values and commitments.
    3. Leadership Alliance -The Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) is a fully paid summer internship that provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to PhD or MD-PhD programs.
    4. Irvine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF): The SURF program provides the tools needed to facilitate application, admission, and enrollment to graduate school, through faculty and graduate mentorship, networking opportunities, research support, and graduation school preparation.

Please contact 5CMMUFsupport@pomona.edu if you have any questions regarding the application. You can also contact your campus liaison, the MMUF Director, or other Steering Committee members. Interested undergraduates are also encouraged to visit the national web page of the MMUF Program.

You can find the online application portal here.