MMUF Fellow Responsibilities

Upon their selection, all MMUF fellows are required to sign a program contract and a time commitment contract. The responsibilities outlined will include:

  • Maintaining a 3.3 GPA
  • Participating in all seminars, workshops, classes, and meetings
  • Meeting with the MMUF Faculty Coordinator once a month for advising
  • Participating in the 4-week CSU MMUF summer consortium program and in the 4-week summer non-residential activities as a research assistant at CSUDH
  • Completing the required MMUF coursework in academic year 1
    • These courses, to be taken in fall and spring respectively, will help bolster fellows’ research skills 

  • Participating in an 8-week research experience at an R1
    • During their second summer in the program, fellows will conduct research for their own projects with faculty mentors at research universities

  • Completing a summer research project with a faculty mentor
  • Presenting this completed research project at Student Research Day
    • Mellon fellows will be expected to present their work at CSUDH’s annual Student Research Day in February

  • Maintaining contact with the MMUF Program by providing updates to the Foundation about their academic and professional accomplishments on an annual basis