Graduate Student Travel Funds

Next Application Deadline TBD

Applications are now CLOSED.



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The Energy Education Task Force is pleased to offer airfare grants for students specializing in energy and enrolled in an MIT graduate degree program to travel to present at conferences and to carry out field research. Grants are generally limited to airfare. 

Application Requirements

In addition to completing the fields in the online application, you must upload the following supporting documents. These documents should be compiled, in the order listed below, into a single PDF.  Please use the file name format: Last Name_First Name.pdf

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Statement of Purpose. Statement of purpose clearly addressing how this conference or field research will strengthen your academic and professional development (1 page). For long-term field research travel, please include full research proposal, as well as this 1-page statement of purpose.
  3. Proof of Acceptance. If you are applying for funds to travel to a conference to which you have been accepted for a specific purpose, please state that purpose (presenter, poster, etc.) and include proof of this acceptance (email, letter, etc.). If you do not yet have a letter of acceptance, please note this and submit the letter (via as soon as you receive it.
  4. Budget. Though the grants are generally limited to airfare, documentation is needed of ALL expected costs including conference fees, hotel, transportation, and incidentals (as applicable). For airfare, train fare, rental car and hotel quotes, use online sources such as Expedia, Travelocity, or Orbitz.
  5. Letter of Support. Brief message (1-2 paragraphs) from your research advisor or departmental advisor in support of your application for travel funds for your specific purpose. This can be on letterhead or via email. IMPORTANT: Strong applications will demonstrate that the applicant has sought funding from different sources (including his/her advisor and department). The message from advisor/administrator should address this. Partial funding from other sources is a plus.

Applications are reviewed by a subcommittee of the Energy Education Task Force. Please note that funding is limited.

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