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.
  • 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.
  • Office of Foundation Relations (OFR): optimize philanthropic support to the Institute from foundations.
  • MIT  Technology Licensing Office: bridge connections from MIT’s research community to industry and startups, by strategically evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology.
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.
  • 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.
  • MIT Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation with a mission to drive innovation to solve world challenges.
  • Abdul Latif Jameel Water & Food Systems Lab Fuelling research, innovation, and collaboration to solve urgent global water and food systems challenges.
  • 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.
Funding databases available to the MIT research community:
  • 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.


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