Athletic and Performance Grant


The Athletic & Performance-Activities Grant supports graduate students who pursue a non-research/non-academic activity, such as competitions, concerts, other events, at competitive levels. The grant covers fees and expenses such as registration, accommodation, travel (air, car rental, gas, tolls, parking, public transportation), equipment shipment if needed, etc.

Funding Timeline

Cycle Applications Deadline Cycle Start Cycle End Reimbursement Deadline
Summer June 1 July 1 September 30 October 15
Fall September 1 October 1 December 31 January 15
Winter December 1 January 1 March 31 April 15
Spring March 1 April 1 June 30 July 15


Proposals are reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:

  • The extent to which the competition/concert/event travel is currently unfunded or unsupported by the applicant’s group, club, department, the larger Institute or the event organizers.
  • The degree to which the activity will enhance the experience of the MIT graduate student and/or expand his/her skills and exposure in the activity pursued.


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