Since its inception in 1993, the Graduate Student Summer Conference has been the flagship event of the SSRC's Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives program. Mellon fellows in their first through third years of graduate school, along with graduating seniors who have been accepted into qualifying PhD programs, are eligible to attend; fellows may attend the event twice during their years of eligibility.
The 2023 Summer Conference will be held June 21-23 at the University of Texas at Austin. The Summer Conference includes workshops and plenary sessions on successfully navigating graduate school and introduces fellows to the national community of MMUF fellows. For more information, please visit the SSRC's website.
MMUF fellows may register by logging into the application portal: http://ssrc.mellon.org/ between February 1st and April 15. Please note that for fellows who wish to present papers, abstracts are due by February 28. Even if fellows are unsure of summer plans, we encourage them to register and immediately send a follow-up email advising us of any changes that may interfere with participation.
The MMUF-SSSRC Graduate Initiatives Program covers the cost of travel, meals, and accommodations for the conference.
Please feel free to the SSRC staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing many of you in June!