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

  • If you are interested in applying for the internal deadline for the Rhodes and Marshall nominations on June 4th at 5pm ET, please refer to this page for application details and information.
  • 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. Application and complete details available here.

Note: If you are a currently enrolled MIT student, please use this application form. If you are an alumni, please please use this form and login with your Alumni email. (Please make sure you are logged into Airtable with an @mit or @alum.mit email account before accessing link, or it will not work.)

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


Six from MIT awarded 2023 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships | MIT Career Advising and Professional Development
Published by MIT News on April 25, 2023

MIT graduate students Kat Kajderowicz and Shomik Verma, alumni Desmond Edwards ’22 and Steven Truong ’20, and Adriana Liimakka and Vaibhav Mohanty, MD-PhD …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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MIT student Malhaar Agrawal named 2023 Truman Scholar

Office of Distinguished Fellowships | MIT Career Advising and Professional Development
Published by MIT News on April 13, 2023

MIT junior Malhaar Agrawal has been selected as a 2023 Truman Scholar. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1975 as a living memorial to …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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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:

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow
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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 …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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MIT is a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. students for the fourth consecutive year

On February 10, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named MIT a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students for the fourth consecutive year. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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