How to Apply

The Alumni Class Funds are not currently accepting proposals.

application forms: (click to download)

funding priorities

The Alumni Class Funds support projects that contribute to MIT’s educational excellence and improve teaching and learning within the MIT residential educational system. The selection committee is especially interested in proposals for projects that explore ways in which innovative and creative pedagogies can help MIT faculty teach more effectively, develop new pilots or prototypes, strive to demonstrate the special and specific value of a residentially based education, or endeavor to improve student-faculty engagement and/or student self-efficacy.

The Funds support undergraduate education projects from any discipline as well as collaborations among disciplines. Multiple year projects will be accepted, but grants will be made on a year-by-year basis.


MIT faculty and teaching staff may apply. Student proposals will be considered, but only with the support of a supervising faculty sponsor and the appropriate department head.

grant range

Normally, grants range from $10,000 to $50,000. Larger grants will be considered for special projects. Cost sharing is encouraged. Funding requests may include faculty and/or TA summer salary, UROPs, materials/books, and some equipment. Funding is not typically approved for teaching release, conference expenses/travel, graduate student tuition, honoraria, guest travel/lodging, RA positions.


The proposal deadline for projects to be undertaken during academic year 2018-2019 is Friday, February 2, 2018.

application procedures

A complete application includes:

proposal submission

By email:
(Word or PDF)

For additional information or answers to questions, please contact Assistant Dean Gen Filiault at 617-253-5629 or

review process

PProposals are reviewed by a selection committee consisting of members of the Classes of 1951, 1955, 1972, and 1999; the Deans from MIT’s five Schools or their designees; the Vice Chancellor; and the Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Support. Decisions regarding the 2018-2019 awards will be announced in the spring.

final reports

If funded, you will be required to submit a report by August, 2019.

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