Kelly-Douglas Fund
Traveling Fellowships | Application Process



There are two competitions each year, one for travel during IAP and the other for travel during the Summer.

Application deadline for travel during Summer 2024 is April 22, 2024 at 5 pm Eastern.

The application consists of two parts: the Proposal and the Letter of Support.

The Proposal

The Application should describe cogently the nature of the travel proposed, its reasons and goals, as well as provide a summary of the planned itinerary. It should also make clear either its relation to a field in the humanities, arts and social sciences, or — in the case of travel for humanitarian reasons — the desired impact upon the community the student intends to aid. The Application should not exceed two single-spaced typed pages in length, though applicants are permitted to attach brief appendices to the application.

Letter of Support

Students should arrange for a letter of support, addressed to the Fund Director, to be sent to by 5:00pm on the application deadline. The recommender should be an instructor at MIT who is familiar with the applicant's work and can speak to the merits and feasibility of the proposed project. Please note that applications will not be considered until the supporting letter has been received.

Submitting the Application

You can access the application here. As you complete the online application, remember to contact your recommender and remind them to send a letter of support to by the April 22 application deadline.

When do I hear back and how do I get the money?

Please note that all travel and research grants are paid out upon completion of the proposed project, and recipients are required to provide receipts and evidence of completion before funds are released. Always keep copies of any receipts you submit. Once your application is complete, your request will be reviewed by the Board and you will receive a response as swiftly as possible. 

Reimbursements form