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Program Obligations and Responsibilities

The following list outlines obligations and responsibilities of Emory Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows. Students who accept a MMUF Award through Emory University must fulfill these obligations to remain in the program.


  1. Attend Emory's 4-wk Rudolph P. Byrd Summer Institute held in June.
  2. Attend monthly meetings with coordinators and graduate mentors.
  3. Attend regular semester advisory meetings with mentor, coordinators, and graduate student mentors.
  4. Attend annual regional conferences (SERC) and deliver research presentations.
  5. Update Annual MMUF Profile at the National Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program website.
  6. Rising seniors submit proposals for summer funding during the month of April.
  7. Seniors submit a 35-page research paper by May 1.
  8. Contribute to a congenial ethos that fosters a community of scholars.
  9. Although a 3.2 is the minimum GPA for entrance into the program, the expectation, especially to be competitive for admission into reputable doctoral programs, is that the fellow will maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 throughout her/his tenure in the MMUF Program.


  1. Receive stipend of $4000 per academic year ($2000 per semester) for conducting and producing a research project.
  2. Rising seniors receive up to $4500 of summer funding toward research project development.
  3. Receive up to $1,000 toward GRE prep and an additional $300 toward graduate school application fees.
  4. Receive ongoing mentoring, research support, and professional guidance from faculty members, coordinators, and graduate students.
  5. Receive up to $800 in scholar development funds per academic year for fellow travel and research. 
  6. Additional support for scholarly research/activities may be granted at the discretion of the MMUF coordinator.