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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 dessert, 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

Become a member of the gwaMIT Executive Board!

June 23, 2022

Want to get involved with gwaMIT, build your network, and collaborate with an incredible community of womxn graduate students? Apply to be part of the 2022-2023 gwaMIT Executive Board! There is a link to the official descriptions in the application form. We are evaluating the applications at a rolling base so please apply as soon as […]

MIT announces 2022 Bose grants for ambitious ideas

June 13, 2022

MIT Provost Cynthia Barnhart has announced three Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grants to support bold research projects across diverse areas of study including biology, engineering, and the humanities. The three grants honor the visionary and bold thinking in the winning proposals of the following nine researchers: John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health […]

Helping renewable energy projects succeed in local communities

June 12, 2022

Jungwoo Chun makes surprising discoveries about sustainability initiatives by zooming in on local communities. His discoveries lie in understanding how renewable energy infrastructure develops at a local level. With so many stakeholders in a community — citizens, government officials, businesses, and other organizations — the development process gets complicated very quickly. Chun works to unpack […]