Funding resources

Here you will find a list of opportunities within the MIT ecosystem to help you fund your research or start your future enterprise. At the end of the page, you will also find a list of fellowships.

 

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Resources
  • MIT Innovation Office: build the innovation infrastructure that stewards the entire process of innovation—from idea through impact—by connecting, enabling, and inspiring MIT’s most innovative people, programs, places, and partnerships. https://innovation.mit.edu/
  • MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS): supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the MIT community by matching both prospective and experienced entrepreneurs with skilled volunteer mentors. https://vms.mit.edu/
  • Office of Foundation Relations (OFR): optimize philanthropic support to the Institute from foundations. https://foundations.mit.edu/
  • MIT  Technology Licensing Office: bridge connections from MIT’s research community to industry and startups, by strategically evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology. https://tlo.mit.edu/
MIT start up incubators for accelerating entrepreneurship and building future enterprises.
  • The Engine backs founders solving the world’s biggest problems through the convergence of breakthrough science, engineering, and leadership. https://www.engine.xyz/
  • MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition has brought together students and researchers from across MIT and Greater Boston to launch their talent, ideas, and technology into leading companies. https://www.mit100k.org/
  • MIT Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation with a mission to drive innovation to solve world challenges. https://solve.mit.edu/
  • Abdul Latif Jameel Water & Food Systems Lab Fuelling research, innovation, and collaboration to solve urgent global water and food systems challenges. https://jwafs.mit.edu/
  • NSF created I-Corps to nurture and sustain a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output of discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products, services, and processes that benefit society. https://icorps.mit.edu/
Funding databases available to the MIT research community:
Crowdfunding:
  • Crowdfund MIT is an MIT-exclusive, Institute-supported crowdfunding platform that MIT students, teams, faculty, and departments can use to raise funds for their projects, research, groups, and programs. This easy-to-use tool collects gifts, builds cause awareness, and facilitates social sharing. https://crowdfund.mit.edu/

Fellowships

Here’s an extensive list of postdoctoral fellowships you might be eligible to apply for.