About the Application

The second round of applications will be due January 25, 2019.

The proposal should be five pages in 11 pt font, smaller font for captions and tables is permitted. It should be self-contained and include all references. Links to further information on websites to more details on the project are not permitted. 

The guidline is $5k for undergraduate proposals, $10k for graduate proposals, and $15k for postdoctoral proposals. The proposal should include a simple budget table and justification, especially if the guidline will be exceeded. The project period is January 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. For awardees, a brief final report of less than three pages and a final presentation will be due in September/October 2019. For a similar type of proposal, see this one for crystal R&D by Prof. Winslow.

The proposed research with be done in conjuction with a faculty mentor.  A brief (2-3 paragraph) mentoring plan should be prepared by the faculty mentor describing the training
environment and mentoring plan. It should resemble what the faculty mentor writes for NSF postdoctoral mentoring plans. This should be uploaded by the applicant at the time of submission.

The proposals will be reviewed according to the quality of the proposed project including feasibility in the award period. Additionally, the project's independence from the sponsoring faculty member and the possibility for career advancement will be taken into account.

All MIT women graduate students and postdocs may apply. For the second round, there will be no requirement on undergraduate applications. Ofcourse, the review of the feasibility of the project may suffer if the student has not worked in the lab for long.