Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Mellon Fields

After careful research, the Mellon Foundation initially decided to focus its efforts on fields in which it
judged the underrepresentation of faculty of color to be most acute. Applicants should be majoring in
those disciplines, or preparing to study them in graduate school. The current list of Mellon-designated
fields is as follows (in alphabetical order):
Anthropology & Archeology
Area/Cultural/Ethnic/Gender Studies History
Art History Linguistics
Classics Mathematics
Computer Science Oceanographic/Marine/Atmospheric/
Geography & Population Studies Planetary Science
Earth/Environmental/Geological Science/Ecology Performance Studies (theoretical focus)
English Philosophy and Political Theory
Film, Cinema, and Media Studies (theoretical focus) Physics and Astronomy
Musicology and Ethnomusicology Religion and Theology
Foreign Languages and Literatures Sociology
Theater (non-performance focus)
Interdisciplinary studies with one or more Mellon fields at their core