Global Fellows Program

Global Fellows participants outdoor activitySponsored by the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE), the Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE), and Global Education & Career Development (GECD).

Develop the skills to launch and manage a successful research career.

Global Fellows is an intensive 5-day program for PhD students jointly offered by MIT and Imperial College London, a science-based institution consistently rated amongst the world's best universities. The 2016 program will be in the London area.

Through presentations, interactive work and hands-on activities, 40 participants (20 each from MIT and Imperial) develop the professional skills required to launch and manage a successful research career. Emphasis is placed on creating and sustaining successful international research collaborations.

Global Fellows participants around a table collaborating on a project.Topics covered include:

  • Building successful working relationships and collaborations
  • Team and project development
  • Global intercultural skills and communication 

Participants work in small groups with either an MIT or Imperial facilitator. Faculty members from each university present on the topic of developing and managing international collaborations as an integral part of a research career. 

Dates and Time Committment

Dates: June 13-17, 2016

Time: 5 days (Monday - Friday)

  • Participants must commit to the entire program, which includes staying on-site for four nights. There are full days of events and some evening events.
  • Morning programs will begin at 9:00 am; evening programs should be completed by 9:00 pm.

Location and Cost

Location: For June 2016, the program will be in the UK. (Location varies each year, alternating between the U.S. and the U.K).

Cost: Fellowship covers cost of travel, program and some meals. For 2016, each student must complete a required visa application process. This cost is covered by the student and typically is around $150.

Eligibility and Application

Eligibility: MIT PhD Students


Timeline: Application deadline is Monday, January 18 at 11:59 p.m. EST. This deadline is established to provide enough time for students to go through a required visa process.

Contact: Jake Livengood and Marilyn Wilson