PSC Grants Application Instructions

Applications are currently closed.

Application Guidelines

Cover Page

  • Your name
  • MIT ID
  • Year (e.g. 2013 or Masters 2013)
  • Phone (where we can reach you)
  • Email
  • Term Address
  • Permanent Address
  • Total amount requested
  • One-paragraph abstract
  • Dates and times you are available for a meeting during the two weeks after the submission of your application


  • Talk about the need you plan to address and who has that need. Do not use the words “billion” or “ every” – we want to know about what service you’re actually trying to accomplish and who specifically will get helped by what you intend to do.
  • Describe the service you will provide. Give us as detailed a plan as you can, and feel free to tell us where you need help in figuring things out. Include information about who, what, where, when, and how. Talk about outcomes and results.
  • Tell us about any preparation you’ve already done or will do, and any follow-up plans that you may have.
  • Explain any precautions or safety measures you think are necessary, for you or the people you want to serve.
  • Talk about how the service might contribute to your career, education, and/or personal goals.


  • We’re interested in the whole budget, not just our proposed part. Create a chart that tells us your anticipated expenses, how you calculated them (e.g. item expense times number of items), and anticipated or actual sources. 
  • If you are requesting a grant for an established group, you should also include general financial information for your group: your overall budget including expenses, sources, and unspent funds.
  • Again, if you’d like help, just get started and let us know you’d like help.

Submission Instructions

  1. Email your application as a .pdf file to with "Grant Application" in the subject line.
  2. ALSO submit your application in print to the PSC office (4-104).

NOTE:  PSC Grants come with some responsibilities, which we’ll explain if you are offered funding. If you’re curious now, just ask.