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These graduate fellowships provide support to graduate students within the School of Science with a preference for students who are active users of MATLAB and/or Simulink. 

How to submit:

When open for submissions in the Spring, the Dean will send a request for nominations to the Academic Departments. Questions can be directed to sos-dean-finance@mit.edu. The following materials will be requested with each nomination:

  • A brief statement (maximum of two pages) from the nominee on how MathWorks software has advanced their research.
    The nominee’s contributions to the broader MathWorks community should also be noted (e.g., new models).
  • The nominee’s CV.
  • A letter of recommendation from the nominee’s research advisor.


  • 20 SoS fellowships will be provided in the amount of $91K/fellowship.
  • We request a maximum of five nominations per academic unit in the School of Science.
  • We will award fellowships to the top nominees from all of the academic departments in the School of Science.
  • Current awarded MathWorks fellows can apply again. Departments should submit a new nomination for current MathWorks fellows if the student is among the current Academic Year’s top departmental nominees.
  • As a reminder, the MIT School of Science is strongly committed to diversity.

About MathWorks

MathWorks is a developer of mathematical computing software for engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and researchers. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. The company produces nearly 100 additional products for specialized tasks such as data analysis and image processing. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 4500 people in 16 countries, with its headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts.