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Mellon Initiative

Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative

For undergraduates interested in pursuing doctoral study in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Placement in a faculty-mentored research project
  • Projects in Mellon designated fields of study
  • Skills building and professional development
  • Research presentation at Leadership Alliance National Symposium
  • Networking online & multi-site programming

Apply through the SR-EIP application. Application deadline is February 1, 2020.

For Rising Juniors and Seniors.



Mellon Fields of Study

  • Anthropology and Archeology
  • Area, Cultural, Ethnic and Gender Studies
  • Art History
  • Classics
  • English
  • Film, Cinema and Media Studies (theoretical)
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Geography and Population Studies
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Performance Studies (theoretical focus)
  • Philosophy and Political Theory
  • Religion and Theology
  • Sociology
  • Theater (non-performance focus)

Mellon Foundation Grant

Read News from February 2018: Mellon Foundation awards $1.25M grant to Leadership Alliance. The funds will support undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences for underrepresented students identified, trained and mentored through the Brown-based Leadership Alliance.