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MIT Linguistics: Department of Linguistics & Philosophy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


How To Apply


Generally, visitors stay for a maximum of one year.

Visitor applications are due on March 15 for the following Fall semester and September 1 for the following Spring semester.


Normally, before applying, a prospective visitor should make contact with a faculty member who agrees to sponsor the visitor.

Applications include the following:

  1. Statement of Purpose indicating the research goals of your stay, the beginning and ending dates of your visit, and the faculty member you would like to consult with during your stay
  2. CV
  3. Writing sample (one or two recent papers)
  4. Two letters of recommendation

Submit your application electronically or in hard copy to:

Irene Heim
MIT Linguistics and Philosophy
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Bldg. 32-D808
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

You will be informed of your application status shortly after the application deadlines. If your application is accepted, the Department will contact you with further details regarding your visit.