The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) is happy to announce the results of our 2020 competitive fellowship selection process, and to provide you with a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s unique structure and procedure.
The OGE Competitive Fellowships consist of 23 named endowed fellowships available to MIT students who meet specific eligibilities. These eligibilities, while narrow in comparison to our broader catalogue of available fellowships, are also varied in order to reach multiple departments, disciplines, and passions. Noteworthy MIT students are nominated by their departments, pooled with of other well-deserving applicants, and reviewed by an OGE selection committee that is chaired by the Director of Graduate Fellowships. This year, amid the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, the OGE and the OVC reviewed over 200 nominations and selected 45 fellowship recipients. We thank select members of our community for their generosity in supporting the extensive selection process in the midst of a changing academic landscape.
The winners of the OGE Competitive Fellowships represent the profound and remarkable research being conducted on our campus. Spanning fields from across the Institute’s five schools, these students are pursuing and creating innovative treatment options for people with invasive diseases; discovering new ways to collect and address issues relating to climate change; utilizing groundbreaking methods for increasing energy sustainability; and so much more. They have been lauded as highly motivated thinkers and leaders, with a focus on community and the human experience, and with a talent for finding original approaches to common and uncommon problems. We extend warm congratulations to all of the recipients! We cannot wait to see where you research leads.