“What sets MMUF apart is the way it illuminates the connection between diversity and academic excellence; the importance it places on mentoring relationships; its injunction to students to build supportive networks; the positive functions of the cohort; the disposition to collaborate as well as compete; and the obligation to pay these benefits forward to the next generation of young scholars.”

~ Armando Bengochea, MMUF Director, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Expectations

Fellows are expected to

  • Participate in at least one off-campus summer research development program,
  • Attend MMUF Regional Conferences,
  • Present at the UNM Shared Knowledge Conference held annually in April,
  • Enroll in a one-credit MMUF seminar each semester led by the MMUF Coordinator,
  • Attend orientation session when first accepted into the MMUF program,
  • Attend MMUF receptions held twice a year, and
  • Participate events provided for MMUF Fellows.

2-Year Timeline

In order to continue as a Fellow and remain eligible for students, Fellows must:

Semesters Activities
Spring of Sophomore Year New Fellow-Mentor selection
Sign acceptance agreement
Orientation and reception
Summer program application
Summer after Sophomore Year

Complete a summer program or conduct independent research with mentor
Complete a research proposal

Fall of Junior Year

One credit hour MMUF seminar
Expand upon summer research
MMUF conference

Spring of Junior Year

One credit hour MMUF seminar
Presentation at UNM Shared Knowledge Conference
Summer Program application
GRE preparation
MMUF conference*

Summer after Junior Year

Attend summer research program or conduct independent research with mentor
Refined research draft

Fall of Senior Year

One credit hour MMUF seminar
Graduate program application
Research presentation off-campus
MMUF conference*

Spring of Senior Year

One credit hour MMUF seminar
Refine your paper for publication
Presentation at UNM Shared Knowledge Conference
Graduate program confirmation
MMUF conference*

*The semester of attendance and presentation at MMUF conferences will depend on the dates of those conferences. Fellows should expect to attend at least one MMUF conference per year of participation.