The Peter J. Eloranta Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships are awarded each spring to MIT undergraduates who have submitted proposals to conduct novel research or further develop innovative ideas, devices, prototypes, etc. The Eloranta Summer Fellowship Committee makes the award based on its review of submitted proposals. In making awards, the selection committee looks for proposals with a WOW quality: Well-written, Original, and Workable. Each individual fellowship is $7,000 and may be used to cover project materials and services costs, travel, and/or living expenses.

Explore this site to learn more about this exciting opportunity, including proposal guidelines, application dates, and more.

  • Fellowship Information Sessions will be held during the 2019-2020 academic yearAttend one of these sessions to learn more about how to craft a winning proposal. 
  • Summer 2020 Proposal Deadline: Monday, April 20, 2020, 5pm ET


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic MIT has restricted student domestic and international travel until at least May 15th.  As Eloranta Fellowships will be awarded while these restrictions remain in place the committee will only consider applications for remote research that doesn’t involve travel during the Summer 2020 funding cycle.​ Restrictions may change over the course of the semester and the summer as MIT’s response to COVID-19 evolves.

Please contact Alex Hoyt at jahoyt@mit.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Submit your application proposal and related materials electronically to: eloranta-www@mit.edu.