The CommKit is a collection of guides to successful scientific communication, written by MIT’s Department of Biological Engineering Communication Fellows.
Our goal in creating this resource is to share how we, as graduate students and postdocs, think about conveying technical information in written, oral, and visual formats to a range of audiences.
Each guide is a short, self-contained discussion about how you can craft a successful document or presentation. To help translate theory into practice, we include annotated real-world examples like published papers and application materials from successful fellowship applications.
We designed the CommKit as a complement to our peer-to-peer coaching within MIT’s School of Engineering. While we cannot offer individual feedback sessions to affiliates of other institutions, we hope that the CommKit will be a useful resource for the larger engineering and scientific community.
- Graduate School Personal Statement
- NSF Personal Statement
- NSF Research Proposal
- Postdoc Fellowships: Index of Life Sciences Fellowships
Scientific: Journal Articles
- General Science Policy Communication Advice
- Science Policy Elevator Pitch
- Science Policy Memo
- Science Policy Presentation
- Congressional Hill Meetings
- Letters of Support: coordinating Congressional support for actions
- Public Comments: commenting on pending legislation