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The Mellon Mays Fellows Professional Network


With a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation has developed a series of engaging events and webinars to usher MMUF alumni into graduate school and support community-building among alumni along the path to the professoriate.

The MMFPN’s mission is to support alumni of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship who are within 39 months of graduation and are applying to and entering doctoral programs in eligible fields. MMFPN connects recent graduates to a network of over 4,500 MMUF alumni worldwide, providing updates on Fellows’ successes, sharing academic news, posting job announcements and fellowships, sponsoring a mentoring program, and connecting MMUF alumni locally to provide personal and professional support in the application process. The MMFPN establishes a way for Mellons to purposefully connect with academia during the period before they begin their career, with the goal of helping them secure admission to graduate school and eventually attain tenure as college and university faculty members.

MMUF Alumni

  • Neil Roberts (Brown University ’98)
    Professor of Africana Studies and Political Theory at Williams College
  • Veronica Shi (Princeton University ’11)
    Co-producer of An Evening With The Gods at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum and M.A. candidate in Greek and Latin Literature at Oxford
  • Yvette Martinez-Vu (University of California, Los Angeles ’08)
    Presenter at the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics’ Encuentro conference and University of California, Los Angeles Ph.D. candidate

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Get Involved

MMFPN depends on alumni involvement in order to offer beneficial programming. MMUF Alumni are encouraged to:

Mentoring Program

Through the MMFPN Mentoring Program, pairs of MMUF alumni work together to support each other, broaden their network, and achieve their goals.

Learn more about the program and how to apply here. Applications are open for the 2016-2017 mentoring term.

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Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: 609-452-7007



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MMFPN’s closed groups are open only to MMUF alumni and current MMUF coordinators and fellows.

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