Program Requirements

Program Requirements:

  • Eight (8) weeks of full-time research during the summers following the sophomore and junior years
  • Ongoing research during the academic year in lieu of work/study or other employment
  • Full participation in all Mellon Mays program activities
  • Maintenance of a strong working relationship with the faculty mentor
  • Presentation of Mellon research at Visible Thinking, Duke’s Undergraduate Research Day, in both junior and senior years
  • Preparation and submission of a senior thesis in the major department

For more information about the Mellon Mays Program contact our Program Coordinator:

Prof. Tsitsi Jaji
Faculty Coordinator
Allen Building 304D, Box 90015
Phone: (919) 684-2741

Information about Visible Thinking Day

In April, Duke celebrates the achievements of Duke undergraduates in research and original scholarship in the humanities, the natural sciences and engineering, and the social sciences. The contributions of students to their respective disciplines are manifested in VISIBLE THINKING, a presentation of undergraduate research for the entire university community. Students who have received research fellowships during the summer and academic year and candidates for departmental Graduation with Distinction are among the participants.

This year, Visible Thinking will take place this year on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in C.I.E.M.A.S.  Registration will open in March.