Research by PhD student Stefanie Stantcheva touches on taxation, student loans and education incentives.
The Graduate Student Life Grants program invites graduate students, spouses, faculty, or staff to submit creative, community building ideas for possible funding. The grants provide a unique opportunity to enhance graduate student life at the Institute with experiences outside the classroom and lab. Proposals may address a specific constituency such as families; they may cross departments or focus within a discipline; they may target several residence halls, or a variety of student groups. Their purpose should be to explore the role and relevance of community in creating a more balanced and fulfilling graduate experience. Successful projects have included Weekly Wednesdays at the Muddy Charles Pub (regular, informal gatherings); the FamilyNet web site (a permanent structure through which parents and families can connect and share information); and the Science Policy Bootcamp (an intensive five-day seminar). The proposal deadline is Friday, Jan. 22. See the grants site for more information: http://web.mit.edu/gslg.