The Mellon Mays fellowship application process is organized into three stages.
Stage 1 is an online application that collects basic information and helps the committee determine your eligibility for the program. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be invited to move to Stage 2.
In Stage 2, you submit supporting documentation and ask faculty for letters of recommendation. After review of the applications, supporting documentation, and letters of reference, the committee compiles a short list of finalists to invite for interviews.
In Stage 3, finalists are invited to meet with the committee to talk about the program, research interests, and future goals. The committee then selects up to five finalists for admission to the program.