Chemistry is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. TheMIT Department of Chemistryis taking a leading role in discovering new chemical synthesis, catalysis, creating sustainable energy, theoretical and experimental understanding of chemistry, improving the environment, detecting and curing disease, developing materials new properties, and nanoscience.
The Chemistry Education Office staff is responsible for administering the educational programs in the Department of Chemistry. Students can find answers to many questions about the undergraduate and graduate programs on the department website, and they are encouraged to stop by and see the staff in the office located in 6-205.
The student-run outreach programs in the Department of Chemistry aim to bring the excitement of chemical sciences to the community through lively demonstrations designed to illustrate a broad range of chemical principles. Graduate students visit science classes in high schools and middle schools in the Greater Boston area with a view to demystifying chemistry through hands-on experiments. ClubChem, an undergraduate chemistry organization, conducts Chemistry Magic Shows for elementary schools and youth programs in the Greater Boston area.
Chemistry is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. MIT Chemistry is taking a leading role in discovering new chemical synthesis, catalysis, creating sustainable energy, theoretical and experimental understanding of chemistry at its most fundamental level, unraveling the biochemical complexities of natural systems, improving the environment, detecting and curing disease, developing materials new properties, and nanoscience.
The NOAis the official notification from the sponsor that an award is offered in response to an application submitted by MIT. This document must be read thoroughly in order to make yourself familiar with the terms and conditions of the award. The document also contains information about future funding committed by the sponsor and any special budget restrictions.
Progress reports are the responsibility of the PI. Some agencies require or permit final technical reports to be submitted online. For those, a copy of the Sponsor’s confirmation of receipt is sufficient documentation to send to OSP. OSP requires that a copy of all final reports be submitted to them as well.
Award Modifications are the official documents from the sponsor that notify MIT of any change to the original NOA. These modifications typically include changes to the period of performance, the funding, or the terms and conditions. This includes but is not limited to: extending the obligation end date, providing no-cost extensions, changes to key personnel, or an increment of funding.
The Award Closeout is the process of completing all of the internal procedures and sponsor requirements necessary to terminate or complete a sponsored project. Closeout actions typically include: submitting final financial, progress, property and patent reports, as well as a final fiscal review of the account.