opportunities, grants, and related resources
grants & awards for the mit community
- Council for the Arts Grants Program
At MIT, the primary available artist funding is the Grants Program of the Council for the Arts. Since 1974, the Council has awarded funding totaling over $1 million to over 1,000 proposals submitted by MIT faculty, staff, and students. Only currently registered MIT students, MIT staff, and MIT faculty are eligible to apply.
- Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts
A $1,250 award is presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the arts.
- Laya and Jerome Wiesner Student Art Awards
Two awards worth $1,250 each are presented annually to students for outstanding achievement in, and contribution to, the arts at MIT.
- Schnitzer Prize
Student Art Association juried award. Student work is judged by a panel from the MIT arts community. Three prizes are awarded ranging from $1,500 for first place to $600 for third place.
- Graduate Student Life Grants
The Graduate Student Life Grants program is a request-for-proposal process inviting graduate students, spouses, faculty, or staff to submit creative, community building ideas for possible funding.
- Graduate Student Council
Supports conference-related travel expenses of MIT graduate students in all Schools throughout the Institute.
grant programs for massachusetts-based artists
visiting researchers and artists
- Visiting Artists Program
The Office of the Arts at MIT Visiting Artists Program brings internationally acclaimed artists to engage with MIT’s creative community in ways that are mutually enlightening for the artists and faculty, students, and research staff at the Institute.
- ACT research fellowships and affiliations
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.