Fall 2023
Fellowship Program

A program for final-year Masters or PhD students in AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science, the MIT-Pillar AI Collective Fellowship provides funding and support to promote the commercialization of their innovations.

Application closed

Who is it for?

These fellowships are designated for Masters or PhD students in their final year, conducting research in the areas of AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science, with the goal of supporting translation. 

Fall 2023 Fellowship Details

Up to 3 one-term fellowships will be provided in the amount of $49,744 per fellowship for stipend, tuition, and single health insurance, to be used during the Fall 2023 term.

Fellows will be expected to participate in programming for the MIT-Pillar AI Collective, including lunch-and-learns and expert office hours.

Fellowships cannot be deferred. There will be a second call for this fellowship later this fall for Spring 2024 fellows. 

Fall 2023 Fellowship Application Closed

Application for the Fall 2023 Fellowship program is now closed. Keep an eye out for the Spring 2024 program.

Applications deadline: September 29, 2023.

Application requirements

Cover sheet – required for Non-SoE applicants.


A one-page research statement from the student, which includes a description of the technology or research innovation that they believe has potential for commercialization. Please include links to research papers as appropriate.

Half-page personal statement from student, reflecting on their potential as an entrepreneur and the qualities, skills, and experiences that reflect the student’s desire and ability to commercialize new technology.

A letter of recommendation from the student’s research advisor that speaks to the applicant’s entrepreneurial qualities, including determination, creativity, flexibility and decisiveness. The letter of recommendation should be emailed to soe-fellowship@mit.edu.