Funding for your summer & IAP experiences

Did you find an amazing experience or project but are you unsure of how to cover the cost? Review these funding sources available through MIT and apply if it works for you!

Career Exploration Fellowship

Application due: March 15
Award amount: Funding amounts vary
Who is eligible: MIT undergraduates (first years, sophomores, juniors and seniors returning to MIT for a graduate degree)
Description:  Funding to complete domestic underfunded experiences within the following industry areas: non-profits, creative or design fields, journalism, sustainability, environmental services, or other research opportunities not affiliated with MIT.  Fellowship awards are intended to help offset expenses incurred by completing the experience (ex: living or transportation expenses). 

Eloranta Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Application due: early April
Award amount: $7,000
Who is eligible: MIT undergraduates
Description: The Peter J. Eloranta Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships are awarded each spring to MIT undergraduates who have submitted proposals to conduct novel research or further develop innovative ideas, devices, prototypes, etc.

BCAP Fellowship

Application due: March 22
Award amount: Funding amounts vary
Who is eligible: MIT undergraduates and graduate students
Description: The BCAP (BAMIT Community Advancement Program) Fund is sponsored by the Black Alumni of MIT (BAMIT) and offers financial support for community service projects that uplift under-served communities of color in ways that address disparities in areas such as architecture, cultural awareness, education, environment, health, STE(A)M, and urban planning

Kelly-Douglas Fund – Traveling Fellowships

Application due: April 7, 2023
Award amount: up to $1500.00
When: IAP & Summer 
Who is eligible: MIT sophomores, juniors, and seniors 
Description: Undergraduates wishing to travel during IAP or summer to deepen their understanding of a field in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, or to contribute to a humanitarian project are eligible to apply.

Jeffrey L. Pressman Awards

Applications due: early February
Award amount: $7,000
When: Summer
Who is eligible: MIT Undergraduates
Description: Stipends in support of special summer projects or internships in issues related to American politics. The project should focus on a legal, political, institutional, or policy issue. All MIT undergraduates returning to campus as undergraduates in the fall semester are eligible to apply.

MIT Legatum Fellowships 

Application due:  March 10th 2023 
Award amount:  Varying funding amounts which are used to support school tuition and stipend
When: On-going
Who is eligible: MIT undergraduates and graduate students
Description:  Competitive program designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs dedicated to building and scaling ventures in the developing world and provide them with tuition, travel, and prototyping support, as well as access to mentors, special seminars, and other cross-campus resources. 

PKG Center Fellowships

Application timeline: March 21, 2023 @ 12pm
Award amount: $5,000 – $6,000 (summer) & $2,500 (IAP)
When: Summer & IAP
Who is eligible: MIT undergraduate and graduate students
Description: As a PKG Fellow, you have the opportunity to develop and implement a service project of your own design.

Federal Work-Study Funding

Application timeline: Rolling; ideally 8 weeks before your desired start date
Award amount: Hourly rate through the MIT payroll
When: Fall, Spring, IAP and Summer
Who is eligible: MIT undergraduate and graduate students who are eligible for federal work-study funding as part of their financial aid package. Not sure if you qualify? Reach out to
Description: Build your resume and explore a career path or employment field while helping a nonprofit or government agency deal with complex social or environmental issues

MIT CIS Human Rights & Technology Fellowships

Application timeline: October 25
Award amount: $2,000
When: Fall, Spring, IAP, and Summer
Who is eligible: MIT undergraduate and graduate students
Description: The program aims to generate new research and understanding of how human rights are enhanced by the use of technology, or, conversely, how human rights are threatened by certain uses of technology.

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