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Other Resources

This section highlights resources, financial aid planning tools, and scholarship and fellowship databases that are available for the MIT community.

MIT resources

Center for International Studies (CIS) funding opportunities: For funding in the field of international studies, note the CIS databases.

Energy Fellowships: The MIT Energy Initiative administers a sponsored fellowship program for outstanding incoming doctoral students, across all five Schools, who plan to pursue energy-related studies at MIT.

Legatum Fellowships: The Legatum Center administers a competitive fellowship program for incoming and current MIT graduate students, across all academic disciplines, who demonstrate the potential to create sustainable, for-profit enterprises in low-income countries.

Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability:  A community of MIT doctoral students pursuing sustainability research in a wide array of fields and topics.

Scholarships and fellowships: This site provides information for MIT undergraduate and graduate students wishing to compete for prestigious awards, including many for foreign study. The site includes descriptions of the internal MIT selection process, as well as general advice and links to other resources.

Financial aid planning tools

How to Win a Graduate Fellowship, from the Chronicle of Higher Education
Aid & Resources for Re-Entry Students
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
FinAid: The Smart Student’s Guide to Financial Aid

Fellowship databases

CollegeNet’s Scholarship Database
College Board Scholarship Search
Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways
Guaranteed ScholarshipsInternational Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search
International Scholarships Search
National Scholarships
NSF Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences Directorate’s Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) 
Scholarship & Financial Aid Help
ScienceNet Scholarship Listing Best for Minority Students Scholarships/Fellowships
Best for Hispanic/ Latino Scholarships/ Fellowships
Best for African American Scholarships/Fellowships

Fellowship Application Preparation advice

Ford Foundation’s list of helpful fellowship preparation resources
Essay writing resource for International Students
10 Tips for Scholarship Essay Writing
How to Win a Graduate Fellowship (From The Chronicle)

MIT Workshops and Seminars on Fellowships

School of Engineering Communications Lab (open to all MIT graduate students and postdocs)
CMS Writing and Communication Center
BE Communication Lab
OCW Grant Writing Essentials
MIT Center for Environmental Health Science Grant Writing Workshop
MIT VPR upcoming grant writing workshops
OSP Proposal Writing Tips and Links
MIT Public Service Center Grant Writing Tips

Fellowship FAQ Pages

NSF GRFP (applicants)
NSF GRFP (current fellows)

MIT Fellowship Resources

MIT Public Service Center
Legatum Center
MISTI Fellowships
Lincoln Laboratory Fellowship
MIT Postdoc Opportunities
MIT Energy Initiative Fellowships
MIT Resources Finance Page
MIT Graduate Student Council

Study Abroad and Travel Grants

Study Abroad Grants on OGE’s website
MIT’s Public Service Center
CAPD’s Distinguished Fellowships
MIT’s Center for International Studies
Graduate Student Council Travel Grants
OGE Other Resources page – links to non-MIT administered opportunities and scholarship/fellowship/grant databases
American Philosophical Society Grants and Fellowships – Also, if you happen to be a member of any academic societies, you might want to check if they have any funding opportunities., national grants search engine

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