The Kelly-Douglas fund supports projects that enrich
an understanding of one or more of MIT's Humanities,
Arts, and Social Sciences fields. Travel beyond MIT to
pursue an independent project in an HASS field, or to
collaborate on a humanitarian project, can have a
a transformative impact on a student's life and career.
Bon Voyage to the 2014 Kelly Douglas Summer Travel Fellows!
Halide Bey (Course 17 and 7, 2015)
Traveling to rural Ghana in August to incorporate hands-on activities in sciences classes as well as to set up a low cost lab to make learning more fun and engaging for secondary school students.
Otto Briner (Course 2A and 21M, 2015)
To live in Serampore, a suburb of Kolkata, West Bengal, India, from June 17th to August 22nd, in order to learn the table-making craft from a master instrument builder.
Leopoldo Calderas (Course 8, 2017)
To stay at the Ningxia Institute of Prevention and Control of Desertification in Yinchuan, China. He will be running cultural and leadership workshops for local university students and working on a desert management research project. Being a student of Chinese language and culture, he will also take this opportunity to enhance his speaking and listening skills.
Madeline Jenkins (Course 14, 2017)
To travel to Togo in order to work on creating a professional development curriculum for HIV positive clinic staff.
Eva-Lotta Kasper (Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 2016)
To participate in the Pembroke-King’s Program at the University of Cambridge and to take the course “Film and Theatre Journalism.”
Priya Kikani (Course 6, 2016)
To conduct a comparative analysis of the street art of Cambridge and Amsterdam and to publicize her work in an online photo narrative.