2021-2022 Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, USA OGE Fellowships.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a world-acclaimed and globally recognized research university on the planet. Situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, MIT is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).

Since its founding in 1861, the MIT adopts a practical research-based approach to studies stressing practicality over theorization.

Alongside it’s campus, the institute also comprises of major off-campus facilities such as the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Bates Center, and the Haystack Observatory, as well as affiliated laboratories such as the Broad and Whitehead Institutes.

Over the years, it has produced 97 Nobel laureates, 26 Turing Award winners, and 8 Fields Medalists have been linked with MIT as alumni, faculty members, or researchers.

It also has 58 National Medal of Science recipients, 29 National Medals of Technology and Innovation recipients, 50 MacArthur Fellows, 80 Marshall Scholars, 3 Mitchell Scholars, 22 Schwarzman Scholars, 41 astronauts, and 16 Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force have been affiliated with MIT.


Philanthropic contributors the world over has made permanent funds available to MIT. And annually (March) a competition holds for those desiring to benefit from these endowments.

To qualify for consideration, students (new applications and renewals) who qualify for the awards, submit their application to the departmental graduate administrator which in turn submits on their behalf to the administering Office of Graduate Education administers these endowed fellowships.

The OGE values holistic development and thus requires that interested applicant submit an elaborative essay on their community involvement at MIT (for MIT students) or prior institution (for entry students)

This holds for all categories except the Ida M. Green Fellowship.

The following symbols are used in the fellowship descriptions:

  • US citizens may apply
  • Permanent residents may apply
  • Internationals may apply

Deadline for nominations for the under listed fellowships are fixed for 8th March, 2021. With the exception of the Hugh Hampton Young, all awards will be decided by the first week or two of April, (Finalists for the Hugh Hampton Young will be chosen by mid-late April; those finalists will then be interviewed, with final awards to be decided in early May).

Letters will be sent to students by May 1. Students are also advised to contact their department who as the nominator, will be notified first of all decisions.

For students who are successful for fellowship renewal, stipend increases will be effective from September.

Kindly note that fellowship stipend amounts for 2021-2022 may vary, dependent on Institute RA/TA stipends for FY2022.


OGE accepts only one nomination per department for each award (exception of the Ida M. Green Fellowship and the Endowed Fellowships of the Arab Republic of Egypt) Graduate administrators may contact Scott Tirrell for copies of the nomination form or with questions about submitting nominations to the Office of Graduate Education.

Nomination applications MUST include the following for each new candidate (and for Hugh Hampton Young renewals):

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A completed copy of the nomination form, preferably with an endorsement from the Department Head
  • A brief (1-2 page) research summary from the student, or, for first year students, a copy of the nominee’s “statement of objectives” from his or her application for admission
  • NEW- A brief [1-2 page] summary of current or past community involvement. The OGE places great importance on contributions to the MIT community. It would be in student’s interest to explain past or current community involvement on MIT’s campus (or prior campuses if you are an incoming student) and their assessment of the contributions of their involvements.
  • A transcript [for currently enrolled students, unofficial transcript or grade report is fine]
  • At least two letters of recommendation preferably from MIT faculty (for currently enrolled students), or from the applicant’s admissions folder (if entering)

Renewal candidates will be considered along side new candidates for funding requests.

Departments who nominate a current fellow for renewal of a fellowship, may not also nominate a new student.

Requests for a renewal must include the following:

  • A copy of the nomination form as the cover page (available from the graduate administrator)
  • A current unofficial transcript or grade report
  • NEW- A brief (1-2 pages) update on progress and how the fellowship has benefitted you in the prior year
  • An updated CV
  • A renewal request from the student’s advisor, indicating that the student is in good standing, a brief description of progress, and anticipated date of degree.

OGE fellowships: Deadline March 8, 2021