Application and Eligibility

  • Rising sophomore or first-year transfer majoring in the Humanities
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Plan to pursue a doctoral degree in one of the Mellon-approved fields of study (see list below)
  • A completed application, two strong letters of recommendation from faculty, transcripts, writing sample, and resume/CV.

  • Africana Studies
  • American Indian Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian and Asian American Studies
  • Art History
  • Chicano Latino Studies
  • Comparative World Literature & Classics
  • English
  • Film
  • Geography
  • History
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Music (Musicology)
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Romance, German and Russian Languages and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Theater Arts (emphasis on theoretical lines of inquiry)
  • Women Gender & Sexuality Studies

Application Information

Spring 2024 MMUF Application 

Application Requirements

View all application questions and requirements: 

1.  MMUF Application Materials Guide 2024- 2025

2.  Academic Writing Sample 

3.  MMUF Essay (details included in link above)

4. Resume 

5.  Confidential letters of recommendation from two faculty. They must be emailed directly from the faculty member to on or before the deadline (Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.)

***Incomplete applications will not be reviewed***

Questions should be directed to

Selection Committee

An interdisciplinary committee of CSULB faculty members will review student applications and conducts admissions interviews.  Fellowships begin in the Summer 2024. Awards are for two or one year (contingent upon adequate levels of participation).

Note: Applicants who are invited to interview MUST be available to interview at specified times.

To assist students with their applications and to answer questions about MMUF, information sessions/application workshops will be held by the CSULB MMUF coordinators and current students.