GSC Athletic & Performance Activities Grant

The purpose of the Athletic & Performance-Activities Grant is to support graduate students who pursue a non-research/non-academic activity at competitive levels. The grant is designed to support MIT graduate students who take part in competitions/concerts/events throughout the year, both nationally and internationally. The grant covers fees and expenses such as registration, accommodation, travel (air, car rental, gas, tolls, parking, public transportation), equipment shipment if needed, etc.

The Grant does not pay for:

  1. long term equipment for everyday or regular practices;
  2. coaching or coach travel;
  3. friend/spouse/significant other travel;
  4. memorabilia;
  5. league membership fees;
  6. uniforms;
  7. food.


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GSC Athletic & Performance Activities Grant Criteria

The number of grants given per term will depend on the amount of money available for that term. The ceiling of each fund granted to individual graduate students is $500 during each of the four terms of the year: Fall, IAP/Winter, Spring, Summer.

Recipients of this grant will be directed to contact the GSC Financial Administrator for reimbursement for their expenses. All expenses are reimbursable, and travel advances will not be granted. Original receipts and a copy of the competition/concert/event registration must be submitted.

Proposals are reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. the extent to which the competition/concert/event travel is currently unfunded or unsupported by the applicant’s group, club, department, the larger Institute or the event organizers;
  2. the degree to which the activity will enhance the experience of the MIT graduate student and/or expand his/her skills and exposure in the activity pursued.


Application Procedures

Download and fill out the official GSC Grant Application (Adobe Acrobat) or GSC Grant Application (Microsoft Word) and e-mail the completed version to gsc-grant [at] mit [dot] edu with all the required attachments. The list is moderated, but your application will be received by the Grant Committee. Applications with missing required documents will not be considered.


GSC Athletic & Performance Activities Grant Timeline

Period Covered Application
Date of
July 1 - September 30 June 26, 2008 June 30, 2008
October 1 - December 31 TBD TBD