Junior Year Summer Stipends
UNCF/Mellon Fellows completing the junior year are eligible to receive a summer stipend in the amount of $3,900.00. The summer stipend can be used on a project or projects that will help to facilitate their research and/or graduate school research activities. In the past, Fellows have traveled to different states and countries to conduct interviews, participated in study abroad programs, completed courses in summer school, purchased books, conducted experiments, and visited graduate schools - the possibilities are virtually limitless! However, please note that computer hardware and clothing cannot be purchased with these funds. Fellows are encouraged to work with their faculty mentor to determine the best use of the stipend. To request these funds, Fellows must complete the Junior Year Summer Stipend Request Form and the Project Description Form. At the end of summer, once Fellows have returned to school for the fall semester, they must complete the Junior Summer Project Summary Form.
Click here for a copy of the 2018 Junior Year Stipend Request Form and Project Description Form.
UNCF/Mellon Fellows may request a travel stipend of up to $600.00 per year. Fellows may use this stipend to assist with expenses related to traveling to various conferences, institutions, facilities or any other destination, in an effort to supplement their research and facilitate the graduate school selection process. Your Mentor must sign off on your request.
Click here for a copy of the Travel Stipend Request Form.
The International Research Travel Grant
The International Research Travel Grant is a new initiative designed to support the international/global scholarly interests of UNCF/Mellon Fellows and/or participation in intensive language study programs approved by the UNCF/Mellon Programs Office. These grants may be used to supplement pre-existing study abroad plans or to subsidize a summer or fall/spring semester international engagement (for example, attending a conference abroad, conducting research abroad, etc). A limited number of grants of up to $3,000.00 per Fellow will be awarded each academic year. Fellows must submit this completed form, a proposal supporting their need to travel abroad in order to advance their scholarly inquiry and a budget depicting how the funds will be used in order to advance their scholarly research development. Fellows are required to submit a final report detailing how they were able to accomplish their international research goals. Your Mentor must sign off on your request.
Click here to access a copy of the International Research Travel Grant request form.
Research Stipend (Senior Fellows)
As a UNCF/Mellon Senior Undergraduate Fellow, you may request a Research Stipend of up to $400.00. You may use this stipend to assist with expenses related to your research needs. You will need to complete the Research Stipend Request Form and include a budget outlining how you plan to use the Research Stipend. Your Mentor must sign off on your request.
Click here for a copy of the Research Stipend Request Form.
GRE Preparation Stipend (Senior Fellows)
As a UNCF/Mellon Senior Undergraduate Fellow, you may request a GRE Preparation stipend of up to $600.00. You may use this stipend to assist with expenses related to preparing for the Graduate Record Examination or registering to take the exam. You will need to complete the GRE Preparation Stipend Form to request these funds. If you are requesting these funds as a reimbursement, please attach a copy of your registration and payment or copies of your receipts for materials purchased. If you will register for the exam or purchase materials once you receive the stipend, you must forward a copy of all related receipts to our Office once you use the funds.
Click here for a copy of the GRE Preparation Stipend Request Form