Eligibility and Application Process

Up to five fellows are chosen in the spring of their sophomore year. Applicants must have at least sophomore status, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 preferred, interest in pursuing graduate study toward the Ph.D. in one of the designated fields listed below and demonstrated commitment to increasing opportunities for under-represented minorities.

Mellon Supported Fields:  

  • Anthropology/Archaeology    
  • Area/Cultural/Ethnic/Gender Studies        
  • Art History        
  • Classics  
  • Geography and Population Studies            
  • English
  • Film, Cinema and Media Studies (theoretical focus)
  • Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Music Theory
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Performance Studies (theoretical focus)
  • Philosophy and Political Theory
  • Religion and Theology
  • Sociology
  • Theater (theoretical focus)