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Mellon Scholars


Transfer Bridges to the Humanities

As part of the University of Michigan Transfer Bridges to the Humanities@Michigan, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) at the University of Michigan (U-M) is partnering with Henry Ford Community College faculty to build bridges and opportunities between Humanities faculty at both institutions.

The Mellon Research Scholar Fellowship (MRSF) is a 15-week paid opportunity that allows current Henry Ford Community College students interested in the humanities and related social sciences to perform part-time research alongside University of Michigan faculty. The program runs from January 20th to May 1st of 2020. 

The humanities comprise a rich and diverse ecosystem of academic disciplines, each of which focuses on a different facet of the human experience. Fields concerned with the study of language, culture, and society are allowed to flourish indiscriminately; artistic expression is cultivated even as it is analyzed. Equally diverse, humanistic research possesses a strong interdisciplinary element that allows for unique, groundbreaking work to be performed. 


Fellowship Dates: Monday, January 20th, 2020 - Friday, May 1st, 2020

Application Opens: Friday, November 21st, 2019

Application Deadline: Monday, December 9th, 2019 (now closed)

Deadline for Letter of Recommendation: Monday, December 9th, 2019 (now closed)

Acceptance Notification: Starting, Friday, December 13th, 2020

Stipend: Research fellows receive a $1,000-2,500 stipend for their participation in the program, dependent on hours worked per week (between 6 and 12)

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the Mellon Research Scholar Fellowship, please email