MMUF Dissertation '02
As a professor of African-American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University, Anastasia Curwood researches and teaches twentieth-century African-American social, cultural, and intellectual history, including the history of the black family and African-American gender and sexuality. More...
April Lynn James
MMUF Dissertation '01
While working on her doctorate in historical musicology at Harvard University, April Lynn James “stumbled upon” her dissertation subject one day during her course on manuscripts. The professor had pulled from the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library an opera by Maria Antonia, the 18th-century Electress of Saxony, whose work hadn’t been performed since 1767. More...
MMUF Dissertation Grants
The MMUF Dissertation Grants are available to graduate students who participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. The grants provide graduate students at the critical juncture of completing their graduate degrees with support to spend a year finishing the writing of the dissertation.
The dissertation grant offers up to $20,000 for a 12-month period. Fellows are encouraged to apply for dissertation grants from their home institutions. Winners who do not receive dissertation support from their own institutions are eligible to receive the full amount. The grant will be reduced by funding from other sources to ensure that each awardee receives a maximum award from all sources of $20,000. Woodrow Wilson will ask graduate schools to waive tuition for winners of the MMUF Dissertation Grant. Candidates must arrange for their own health insurance coverage.
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