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Mellon Mays Postdoctoral Fellows Retreat

The Retreat is held in odd numbered years and brings together Mellon PhDs for three days to exchange ideas, update networks and engage the key issues and challenges they face as junior faculty—teaching, research, publication and the tenure process as well as making the transition from the professoriate to administration and other roles within institutions.

  • Open to fellows who have completed the doctorate
  • Provides an opportunity to revive and solidify relationships with colleagues and mentors, reflect upon their journey towards the PhD, expand professional networks, and re-commit to the mission of MMUF
  • Program components are focused on teaching, research, publication and funding


The 2015 Postdoctoral Fellows Retreat was held July 11-13 in Charlotte, NC.