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Graduate Initiatives

When MMUF fellows become graduate students in one the Mellon-designated fields, they become graduate fellows and are eligible for new forms of support through the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF).  

The SSRC administers summer conferences, predoctoral grants, and dissertation workshops for MMUF graduate fellows.  

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The WWNFF administers grants to support travel and research and dissertation writing. See for more information.

To be eligible for support through these organizations, graduate fellows must stay up to date with the Mellon Foundation by filling out the on-line annual report.