Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?
Current MITOC members who have been in good standing for at least one year are eligible to apply.

How will the awardees be chosen?
Awardees will be chosen by a selection committee made up of three MITOC members selected by the MITOC Board of Directors.

What happens after the trip?
Grant recipients are required to write up a trip report (with photos!) for the MITOC website and present a traditional MITOC “trip report” to the club upon their return.

When are applications due?
This year, applications are due by June 9, 2017. In subsequent years, applications will be due by February 1st.

When will awards be announced?
This year, grants will be announced by June 23, 2017. In subsequent years, grants will be announced by March 1st.

How are grant funds distributed?
Upon your successful trip return, submit itemized receipts for reimbursement. Your reimbursement will be processed after you have submitted your online trip report. You will still be required to present an in person trip report within the the next year (but the sooner the better :).

How much can I apply for?
The fund can award up to $1500 total per grant year, which will be divided between one or more grants during that cycle. Grant requests may be fully or partially funded.

What can be funded?
The following can be funded: travel, guide services, or other expenses relating to an outdoor adventure. Free rental of MITOC gear can also be applied for and/or awarded.

How do I apply?
Go to our application instruction page.

How are the Sean A. Collier Adventure Grants funded?
MITOC members and others who knew Sean have done fundraising which went to the main Sean Collier Memorial Fund. MIT's EVP and Treasurer, Israel Ruiz, generously granted a portion of these donations to an endowed fund to allow for adventure grants to be funded in perpetuity.

Can I help more adventures and learning lessons happen?
Yes, you can! Please donate to help us grow the endowed fund and provide more grants each year by going to the following webpage - - all donations are tax deductible as MIT is a 501(c)(3) organization (see more info here).