Other Funding Sources at MIT
Listed below are a few additional MIT sources of funding for faculty in support of education. Faculty should also check with their departments and schools for other possible sources, particularly in the area of curriculum development.
The d'Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in Education was established through a generous $10 million grant from Brit, SM '61, and Alex d'Arbeloff '49 and is unique in its focus on the process of education itself. Projects funded in the program are designed to enhance and potentially transform the academic and residential experience of MIT's undergraduate students.
The MIT Public Service Center and the Edgerton Center jointly sponsor the International Development Initiative, which offers grants to faculty for projects that involve MIT students in international development. Faculty incorporating international development projects into their coursework can request funds for materials, travel, and other expenses. Applications can be submitted year-round.
The MIT Public Service Center and the Edgerton Center also collaborate in support of Service Learning, the practice of integrating academically relevant service projects into classes. Grants up to $2000 are available to help faculty to develop and improve service learning classes and projects. They can cover a wide range of needs, such as a student assistant, travel, equipment, materials, books, and software. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Part of MIT's Office of the Arts, the Council for the Arts supports arts projects in all disciplines with grants that range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Three times a year, the Council Grants Committee reviews applications from students, faculty and staff. Awards are based on the quality and innovation of the project and on its potential for involving MIT students. Since 1974, the Council Grants Program has awarded over $1.5 million to over 1,500 projects.