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Graduate Fellowships
Graduate students are essential to the School of Science’s preeminence in research and its success in teaching.

They arrive here with their brilliant minds and fresh ideas determined to find the solutions to the riddles and answers to the problems. They take risks at the boundaries of knowledge, whether they are searching for patterns and symmetries in complicated mathematical equations, or trying to observe “neutrino oscillation” to challenge the Standard Model in physics. Providing our graduate students with financial support has become increasingly difficult and more important as federal funding decreases.

Please consider helping MIT’s School of Science by providing graduate student support.  There are naming opportunities for both Expendable and Endowed Fellowships. With a $70,000 gift, you can name a fellow for a year and enjoy the relationship that develops from your patronage.

  • $70,000 to name one graduate student in the School of Science.
  • $250,000 to establish a named fund that will support a graduate student in the School of Science once every three years until the endowment grows to support a student on a more frequent basis.
  • $300,000 to name five graduate fellows in the School of Science (expendable).
  • $1,000,000 to endow a graduate fellowship in your name for one student each year in perpetuity.


Donors often enjoy great relationships with the student(s) they support.

Please contact Elizabeth Chadis if you are considering a gift to the School of Science:

Elizabeth Chadis

Assistant Dean for Development
t: 617-253-8903