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PKG Fellowship for Summer 2021

The PKG Fellowships program supports MIT students working on capacity-building social impact and community engagement projects. Students work with community-focused organizations including non-profits and social enterprises. These can include a student’s own social enterprise. What can you do? Follow your passion and collaborate with a community-focused organization!You can create your own project, continue work on an enterprise you already started, or […]


The Center for International Studies (CIS) has partnered with the newly launched TRUE Africa University (TAU) to host a webinar series focusing on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa. Thursdays at NOON ET, starting on March 4, TAU founder, MIT alumnus, and CIS research affiliate Claude Grunitzky, will interview the thinkers, shapers and doers who he sees […]

World Water Day Video Competition: MIT Research for a Water Secure Future

March 22nd is World Water Day, an international day launched by the United Nations to advocate for sustainable water use and equitable water access and inspire people to take action for clean water. J-WAFS is joining this effort through a student video competition and online festival to showcase the exciting water sector research and innovation […]

Call for Proposal: J-WAFS Solutions Program

The J-WAFS Solutions program aims to help MIT researchers commercialize breakthrough technologies and inventions by transforming promising ideas at MIT into innovative products and cutting-edge spinout companies. ($150,000 per year, one year.) J-WAFS Solutions has the mission of moving water and food technologies from labs t MIT into the commercial world, where they will improve […]

MIT Graduate Fellowship Opportunity: 2021 CIS Summer Study Fellowship

Doctoral students may apply for summer support for dissertation research or writing that has an international component. Support may be requested either for fieldwork and/or archival research, or for home-based research and write-up. Grants will not exceed $3,500. The main criteria for determining which proposals will be funded are: 1 – the importance of the research question and the quality […]

Call for proposal: Science of Sustainable Cities

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in Singapore has launched a call for proposal on “Science of Sustainable Cities”. The deadline for the White paper submission is 31 March 2021, 11.59 pm (Singapore Standard Time). The Grant Call Application Guide and White paper Template are found here.  Detailed information on the grant call, including the thematic scope and application […]

Call for Proposal: J-WEL 2021 Grant in Education Innovation

Since J-WEL’s Grants in Education Innovation program began in 2017, J-WEL has awarded over $2.8 million in funding to MIT faculty for projects and research in pK-12, Higher Education, and Workforce Learning from many departments at MIT, including Linguistics, Mechanical Engineering, Literature, Architecture, Physics, and more.J-WEL’s 2021 Grants in Education Innovation Call for Proposals is […]

Event: Hack for Inclusion

February 19-21, 2021 –  MIT Sloan is hosting “Hack for Inclusion” an event that brings together some of the brightest minds — both technical and non-technical — to build solutions that address today’s biggest problems related to bias, diversity, and inclusion. Over the course of the weekend, participants collaborate with a diverse group of individuals […]

D-Lab moves online, without compromising on impact

It’s not a typical sentence you’d find on a class schedule, but on April 2, the first action item for one MIT course read: “Check in on each other’s health and well-being.” The revised schedule was for Susan Murcott and Julie Simpson’s spring D-Lab class EC.719 / EC.789 (Water, Climate Change, and Health), just one of […]

MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem steps up to the challenge of Covid-19

Innovation and entrepreneurship aren’t easy. New companies are forced to make due with minimal resources. Decisions must be made in the face of great uncertainty. Conditions change rapidly. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, MIT’s I&E community has stepped up to the unforeseen challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Groups from many corners of the Institute are adapting to […]