Why summer research?
New Fellows are required to attend a research program during their first summer in Mellon Mays. Once accepted to the program, new fellows apply to UCLA and the University of Chicago’s MMUF summer program, unless they have applied to and been accepted at and alternative summer research program.
We ask students to attend summer research programs for two reasons. First, though programs vary from school to school, all provide students with research training, advice about graduate school and valuable experience with faculty and undergraduates at other colleges and universities. Second, travel broadens the mind! Summer programs are a unique opportunity to visit new places and meet new people.
The MMUF summer stipend helps pay for summer program and travel expenses. All applicants are welcome to apply to the summer research programs below. If you are not offered a spot in our program, you may still be accepted into a summer program that will greatly benefit you as a scholar. Since may of the applications are similar with similar deadlines, you may wish to apply for several to increase your odds of selection.
► Download Summer Research Program List
Though we make every effort to ensure accuracy, the deadlines and descriptions on our list may be out-of-date. Check program websites for the most accurate information.