Remember, the deal is I act like your jokes are funny, you come across with the dog biscuits.
Perhaps Pythagoras just overcomplicated things.
NASA calling —
Are you missing a dome?
A voice-activated, low-altitude flight system!
Are you here?
If you are not, you may be lost.
It's true — at MIT you can be funded for being funny.
Apply for a grant from the de Florez Fund for Humor.
MIT loves humor and each year, the MIT SHASS-based de Florez Fund supports numerous projects that bring more good-natured fun into our midst. Funded projects are to be “contributions to innocent humor at MIT, including activities that do not involve risk of damage to persons or property, or embarrassment to others.”
How to Apply | Information and Online Application Form
All members of the MIT community — students, instructors, and staff — may apply as long as the activities reach a student audience. Student-led undertakings receive preference, as will proposals that show a funding partnership.
Under $750 — Proposals for grants under $750 are considered on a rolling basis, throughout the year.
Larger amounts — Proposals for larger amounts are accepted once a semester, in the fall and spring of each academic year. Application deadlines are the third Sunday of a new semester. The 2019 Spring deadline is Sunday, February 24. The de Florez committee is unable to consider requests for events that have already occurred. We typically meet within a week of each semester's application deadline and always meet within two weeks of the deadline. That means for Spring 2019, we can only guarantee requests will be considered if they occur after March 10 and any events before March 3 will not be considered.
Applications for events scheduled during the first four weeks of a semester must be submitted the previous semester. For Fall 2019, events that occur before September 29 must be submitted by this spring's deadline to be considered.
There will be no exceptions made under any circumstances.
Gallery: Previously Funded Projects
Have a funny image?
We also welcome submissions from the MIT community for images for the slideshow on this page. You may send a candidate for the slideshow whether or not you are applying for funding. (Be sure you are the creator of and own the rights to any image you send.) Email images to email@example.com.