The Ph.D. Professional Development Conference brings together Mellon Ph.D.s for three days. Fellows 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 Ph.D., expand professional networks, and recommit to the Mellon Mays mission
  • Focuses on teaching, research, publication and funding

The 2018 Ph.D. Professional Development Conference will be held from February 17 to 19 in New York, NY. It is open to tenure-track assistant professors in their second to fifth years.