Public Service Fellowships

2024 ESG-PKG Center Fellowships

ESG partners with the MIT Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center to fund public service projects that serve communities in need outside the confines of the Institute.  Awards of up to $5000 are granted to ESG students to fund projects that:

  • Serve communities in need, either in the US or abroad
  • Are conducted during the summer break (June-August)
  • Have a hands-on educational component or involve small-group learning and peer-to-peer teaching

Past projects include the development of a voice-to-text-text-to-braille system to aid those who are deaf and blind, creation of an app to promote Black maternal health, working to bring education and technology to incarcerated individuals in the Boston area, the building of a library for a grade school community in Nepal, helping high school students in Haiti prepare for their SATs, and the development of STEM subject curricula for schools in rural Nicaragua.

All interested ESG first-year students, sophomores, or juniors are invited to apply.  A complete set of guidelines for project proposals can be found on the PKG Center website: https://pkgcenter.mit.edu/programs/fellowships/esg-pkg-fellowships/

Applications will be due by mid-March 2024  and should be submitted directly to the PKG Center.