Toward a More Inclusive Academy: MMUF at 30
A signature initiative of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program addresses the problem of underrepresentation in the academy, especially at a time when populations of American college students are more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before.
To date almost 850 MMUF fellows have earned PhDs, the majority of whom teach in the academy.
In celebration of the program's 30th anniversary, this short documentary features interviews with MMUF fellows at all stages of their academic careers, from current undergraduate fellows to faculty members, along with MMUF coordinators and staff of the Mellon Foundation. Please join us in celebrating the success of MMUF and the vital contributions of its alumni toward the diversification of the academy and its scholarship.