Monthly Archives: August 2021

August 10, 2021

Join the 2021-2022 Diversity Ambassador Cohort

Are you interested in increasing the diversity of the MIT graduate community, leveraging your voice to amplify the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students at MIT, or contributing to creating equitable and inclusive spaces? 

Join the 2021-2022 Graduate Diversity Ambassador Cohort. Alongside the Office of Graduate Education, Graduate Diversity Ambassadors have the opportunity to engage in the below activities and create a better MIT: 

  • Recruit underrepresented/underserved students at national conferences (in-person or virtual)
  • Co-lead GradCatalyst webinars designed to help prospective students learn about the fundamentals of graduate school
  • Serve as a graduate student mentor for the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) 
  • Review Statement of Objectives for prospective students 
  • Facilitate Grad Admissions Workshop for visiting scholars 
  • Create programming that brings the BIPOC community together 
  • And more….

Join us for a GradDiversity Ambassador info session on Wednesday, September 15th at 12:00 PM to learn more and sign up to join our team. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to

August 4, 2021

The text "G.S.E.G." sits below an illustration of a handshake.

Grad Student Experience Grants support community-building

Started in 2002, the Graduate Student Life Grants program has been a cornerstone of the development and funding of graduate student co-curricular activities that promote community-building. This past year, we transformed the program, now called the Graduate Student Experience Grants, and expanded to cover more facets of the graduate student experience. 
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August 4, 2021

Scott Tirrell (Director of Graduate Fellowships) and Charlie Turner (Fellowships Program Assistant)

OGE’s Graduate Fellowships team is here for you

In a 2019 fellowships survey sent to all MIT graduate students, 70% of respondents indicated that they planned to apply to a graduate fellowship in the future, and 45% listed financial flexibility as the top motivator for seeking a fellowship (with prestige being the second highest motivator at 23.7%).

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