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RAK Week 2021

MIT’s annual Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week is scheduled for March 1-5, 2021. It is a chance to intentionally practice kindness during the week and inspire kindness all year round. Check out MindHandHeart‘s full list of tips for celebrating RAK Week as an individual or a department, lab, or center. This year, the Bldg 46 community […]


A high-resolution glimpse of gene expression in cells

Using a novel technique for expanding tissue, MIT and Harvard Medical School researchers have devised a way to label individual molecules of messenger RNA within a tissue sample and then sequence the RNA. This approach offers a unique snapshot of which genes are being expressed in different parts of a cell, and could allow scientists […]


Individual neurons responsible for complex social reasoning in humans identified

The ability to understand others’ hidden thoughts and beliefs is an essential component of human social behavior. Now, neuroscientists have for the first time identified specific neurons critical for social reasoning, a cognitive process that requires individuals to acknowledge and predict others’ hidden beliefs and thoughts. The findings, published in Nature, open new avenues of […]


Late Waiver Request

All proposals must be received by the McGovern finance team 6 business days prior to the sponsor’s due date. If this cannot be accomplished and there is a valid reason, fill out this form and the McGovern Institute Director will ask the Dean for a waiver. For additional information and policy on late submission of […]


Initiate Proposal

To initiate proposal development for either internal or external sponsors, or to request a budget scenario – please fill out the Proposal Initiation Form and click submit. You will be contacted directly by the assigned proposal aggregator. Required fields are marked with an asterisk. Reminder: Proposal processing normally requires at least six business days. If […]


McGovern PI Status Request

MIT policy defines Investigators as those individuals who are independently responsible for the design, conduct and reporting of research. The Principal Investigator (PI) is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the project. Faculty, Senior Research Scientists/ Engineers/ Associates and Principal Research Scientists/Engineers/Associates are given PI status in accordance with MIT Policies and Procedures. PI, Co-PI […]


Facilities & Administrative Underrecovery Request

Definition: Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Underrecovery (UR) is the difference between the current negotiated F&A rate that MIT charges to a sponsored research project and the rate that the sponsor is willing to pay. Underrecovery may result because a sponsor dictates a rate and/or base that is less than the F&A recovery that would be […]


Four MIT scientists honored with 2021 National Academy of Sciences awards

Four MIT scientists are among the 20 recipients of the 2021 Academy Honors for major contributions to science, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced at its annual meeting. The individuals are recognized for their “extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, social, and medical sciences.” The awards recognize: […]


James DiCarlo named director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence

James DiCarlo, the Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience, has been appointed to the role of director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence. MIT Quest was launched in 2018 to discover the basis of natural intelligence, create new foundations for machine intelligence, and deliver new tools and technologies for humanity. As director, DiCarlo will forge new […]


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