Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute: 

Thank you for your interest in the Schomburg Mellon Humanities Summer Institute and for your patience. The program will be on hiatus this year, summer 2023.  

We are in consultation with stakeholders about the program going forward and will update this page as new information develops. 

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About the Program

The Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute is designed for minority students and others with an interest in African-American, African and African Diasporan Studies to pursue PhDs in the humanities. 

Applicants must be college Juniors who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents, in their spring semester and entering their senior year in fall semester. The program runs for a single multi-week session. With the exception of during the COVID-19 pandemic, the institute has been residential. 

If there are any questions in the meantime, feel free to contact