Distinguished Fellowships

Welcome to the Distinguished Fellowships page!

At CAPD, we help MIT students identify, explore, and apply to competitive domestic and international fellowships, and we guide you through every part of the journey. Our dedicated fellowship advisors provide the personalized advice and deep expertise required to compete for these prestigious awards.

If you have a strong GPA and are looking for funding for graduate school or independent research, consider applying for a distinguished fellowship.

For many of these awards, MIT selects or endorses students through an internal process before the national deadline. Some fellowships are only available for U.S. citizens. If you are interested in any of these scholarships, contact fellowships@mit.edu.

Explore scholarship websites here to learn about eligibility, selection criteria, application materials, and deadlines. And, remember to start exploring early to build a strong application.

The Distinguished Fellowships Office works only with currently enrolled or alumni MIT students applying for competitive national and international awards. If you are looking for funding for MIT graduate studies, contact the Office of Graduate Education’s Fellowships team (grad-fellowships@mit.edu).

For Interested Applicants

  • The internal application for nomination to the Rhodes and Marshall has closed. The due date was June 4th at 5pm ET.
  • The internal application for nomination for the Churchill Scholarship is due July 30th at 5pm ET.
    • If you applied for the Rhodes and Marshall, we can reuse what you submitted previously, but you will have to add one essay about Cambridge University.
    • Please make sure you are logged into Airtable with an @mit account before accessing link, or it will not work.
  • The Fulbright internal deadline is in August. Complete the internal application form by August 6 at 4pm ET and submit your application materials by August 27 at 4pm ET. Please see the Fulbright internal application and complete details.

 

If you have any questions about this application or the process for nomination, please contact our team (fellowships@mit.edu).


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