Eligibility for the Program

This program is specifically intended for technologies that are materials based. Students from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering or working with faculty affiliates of theMaterials Research Laboratory are encouraged to apply. Others with relevant technologies may apply with permission from the Director.

Successful applicants are ideally about one year from completing their time at MIT; senior graduate students and postdocs who are prepared to focus on a career transition are specifically sought. All applicants are required to obtain a statement of support from their faculty advisors. If the recipient is a graduate student, the Kavanaugh Fellowship should be complementary to the thesis research; it should not be a distraction from completion of the thesis or change the time to degree.