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Due to the risks associated with large number of student participation under the current threat of Global Pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus, we are cancelling the 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Day Event originally scheduled for Thursday April 30, 2020.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Writing and Research Training Program

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Writing and Research Training Program at UCLA is an intensive writing and research program for 20 current Mellon Mays Fellows from participating Mellon Mays colleges and universities.

The program is especially geared toward Mellon Mays Fellows from institutions in the western United States. Fellows participate in a rigorous scholarly writing and research methodology course, individual and group mentoring sessions, workshops, events, and a final research colloquium. The program also includes on-campus housing and a meal allowance.

  • Applicants must be current Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows at their colleges or universities
  • For rising juniors (first-year MMUF students) or seniors (second-year MMUF students)
  • Please note that students will NOT be paired directly with a faculty mentor but will take an intensive writing and research course.
  • Admission to the program is rolling; applicants are advised to apply early due to limited space. Applications will be considered after the deadline only if space is available.
  • A complete application includes the submission of the online application form, as well as a brief research statement and a description of summer research goals. See the program website for full details of supplementary application materials:

To learn more about this program, please visit the program website or contact Dr. Whitney Arnold.

Application deadline: March 1, 2017


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