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).

Learn about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Reminder to current NSF Fellows: Sign into your NSF GRFP portal and declare your status for the upcoming academic year before April 28, 2023

Interested in learning more about the Fellowship Program? Register for and attend the following upcoming webinar:

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Aviva Intveld named 2023 Gates Cambridge Scholar

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on March 3, 2023

MIT senior Aviva Intveld has won the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which offers students an opportunity to pursue graduate study in the field of their choice at Cambridge …

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Five from MIT named 2023 Quad Fellows

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on December 14, 2022

Four recent MIT alumni — Udochukwu Eze ’22, William Rodriguez ’18, Yotaro Sueoka ’20, and Sreya Vangara ’22 — and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology doctoral student Jacob White have …

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