The CommKit is a collection of guides to successful scientific communication, written by the Communication Fellows of MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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 coaching sessions to those outside of MIT, we hope that the CommKit will be a useful resource for the larger engineering and scientific community.
To find CommKits in other scientific/engineering disciplines, click here.
- Graduate School Personal Statement
- NSF GRFP Personal Statement
- NSF GRFP Research Statement
- Grant Application
- Cover Letter: For a Faculty Position
- Cover Letter: General
- Elevator Pitch
- Composing Emails
- Professional Bio
Visual & Oral Communication
- Introduction to Policy Communication
- Policy Elevator Pitch
- Policy Memo
- Policy Presentation
- Congressional Hill Meeting
- Letter of Support
- Public Comment on Pending Regulation