Graduate Stipend

All graduate students receive a full-tuition grant and 12-month stipend, ($35,000 for 2015-2016) which permits comfortable (although perhaps not luxurious) living in the Cambridge/Boston area.

Graduate Fellowships

Applicants are also encouraged to apply for graduate fellowships from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health through their website,; the National Science Foundation; and the Office of Naval Research. provides a good free online fellowship database, and other databases can be found at (though some may require registration). The MIT Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) also has information on a large number of external fellowship opportunities.