act research fellows, research affiliates, visiting students
ACT has a limited number of research positions in fields connected to ongoing research by ACT faculty. These positions are not funded by ACT and outside funding must be demonstrated by applicants.A Research Fellow works under the supervision of MIT faculty member, usually for one term. Although unpaid, a fellow often is offered an office and other resources. A Research Affiliate is normally shorter-term and fewer hours per week. An affiliate would normally not have an office at MIT. The Visiting Student status is used for those who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution of higher education other than MIT and have been invited by an MIT department or laboratory/center to do research in their fields of study. Visiting students may NOT enroll in MIT classes.
Those wishing to be considered for an appointment must submit an initial pre-application. Upon review of your material you will be informed whether or not you have been invited to submit a fuller application.
The pre-application will consist of a PDF not more than four pages consisting of two parts.
Part One will be a summary of not more than two pages of your research proposal including an explanation of how the research will be funded.
Part Two will be not more than two pages with information about the applicant consisting of biographical material and/or CV highlights, and any relevant URLs.
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A STUDENT or doing Ph.D. research, you must specifically state this in Part Two.
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For information on how MIT defines Research Fellow, Research Affiliate, and Visiting Students, see: Research Appointments.