Kelly Douglas Fund 
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Application Deadlines

Kelly-Douglas Traveling Fellowships
Applications for travel during Summer 2024 have closed.

Teaching and Research Support
Applications for teaching and research are closed for the academic year ending June 30, 2024.


The Kelly-Douglas fund supports projects that enrich our understanding of one or more of the fields comprising the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT.

Initially created to support faculty research and teaching in the humanities alone, the Fund has gradually shifted its emphasis, broadening its mission to include lecturers and students (both graduate and undergraduate).

Areas of Funding 

The Fund divides its resources over two main areas:

1—Teaching and Research Support for teaching staff (primarily faculty and lecturers) and graduate students in HASS. The Fund helps teachers bring in guest lecturers, take students to see a performance, and so on. It assists graduate student research and development through partial support for travel to conferences, libraries, or other repositories of information centrally related to the student's research.

2—Traveling Fellowships are awarded to MIT undergraduates who intend to pursue HASS-related or humanitarian projects during either IAP or the Summer.

Contact us

Before contacting the Fund Administrators, please read carefully the guidelines and specifications for the relevant area of funding and the FAQs. Any remaining queries should be addressed to:

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