About the Fellowships

The Peter J. Eloranta Fellowships are awarded to MIT undergraduates for interesting and novel research and ideas that students develop from their own interests that are outside the normal curriculum.  In making awards, the selection committee looks for engaging proposals that are well-written, original, and workable. 

Each individual fellowship is $7,000 and may be used to cover project expenses, materials and services costs, travel and/or living expenses, so that recipients can fully focus on their project for the summer.


  • All MIT undergraduates (including seniors planning to graduate in June) are eligible to apply for these summer research fellowships.

Application Timeline

  • Summer 2019 Proposal Deadline April 5, 2019. Submit your application proposal and related materials via email to: eloranta-www@mit.edu
  • Consult staff about your project ideas and potential proposals prior to formal submission.