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Grad Student Experience Grants: July Deadline

Grad Student Experience Grants: July Deadline

June 15 - July 15, 2022


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Do you have an idea to improve the graduate student experience or build community? Develop a proposal and request funding from the Graduate Student Experience Grants!

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Grad Blog Workshop

Grad Blog Workshop

August 22-25, 2022

Have something to say or share? Then blog about it! The MIT Graduate Admissions Blog will conduct an August workshop on blog writing for interested current MIT grad students. In brief, Attend a 2-day blogging workshop: specific dates this week TBA, each day runs from 12-2pmWrite one blog submissionEarn $100 upon completion of postContinue writing for the […]


Recent Blog Posts

The Breaking Point

May 25, 2022

I got off the escalator and stepped onto the platform. Three minutes until the train, eighteen minutes until I get to MIT, twenty minutes until my meeting. My breath was a bit fast: I’d been walking briskly. Suddenly, my chest tightened, and no more air could get in. My first reaction wasn’t fear – it […]

An experimental study of the Holy Cannoli

May 24, 2022

Introduction The Cannoli is a form of desert, which, in its most basic form, includes a pastry shell wrapped around a sweet ricotta filling. Historians have long debated the origin of the cannoli. Some say the cannoli originated during the carnival seasons in Palermo, a city on the island of Sicily, Italy. Others say it […]

Getting back to reading for pleasure

May 23, 2022

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t read Harry Potter, Catch-22, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Count of Monte Cristo – there are a few references here that you may want to skip. If I were a troubled friend seeking advice, I might ask you to be the Jeeves to my Wooster, or if grad school […]


Recent News

Bringing hope and transformation to the Democratic Republic of Congo

May 24, 2022

MIT graduate student Milain Fayulu is on a mission. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fayulu is telling, and selling, the story of his nation in the hope of aiding its people and transforming its economy. For decades, the DRC has been hobbled by corruption and bloody civil conflicts. “I grew up with […]

President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson of Iceland visits MIT

May 24, 2022

Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, the president of Iceland, visited MIT on Friday, engaging in talks with several campus leaders and professors, and touring the Media Lab. Jóhannesson visited the Institute along with a substantial delegation of officials and scholars from Iceland. They met with MIT scholars, who delivered a variety of presentations on research, design, and […]

MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium announces recipients of inaugural MCSC Seed Awards

May 23, 2022

The MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) has awarded 20 projects a total of $5 million over two years in its first-ever 2022 MCSC Seed Awards program. The winning projects are led by principal investigators across all five of MIT’s schools. The goal of the MCSC Seed Awards is to engage MIT researchers and link the […]