The Institute has a robust research enterprise, with annual research expenditures on campus exceeding $728 million. Information regarding grants and contract administration at MIT may be found through the Office of Sponsored Programs.
With an increasingly diverse mix of sponsors support the cutting-edge Research being conducted at MIT, it is essential for faculty members to identify and secure funding from a wider range of sources. MIT’s Research Development (RD) team is committed to working directly with faculty to understand their funding needs and help identify funding opportunities. Individuals searching for potential research funding can visit MIT's Finding Funding site which provides information about searching for various types of funding.
Other Funding Resources
- GrantsNet – Funding Opportunities for Training in the Biological and Medical Sciences
- The Office of Foundation Relations – Provides information about Foundation Grant Programs
- Mendeley Funding – a funding search tool
- Foundation Directory Online – a compendium of foundation funding sources
- NORDP - The National Organization of Research Development Professionals, has a wealth of additional research development resources
Limited Submission Funding Opportunites
Increasingly, federal agencies, foundations and other sponsors are distributing funding opportunity announcements that limit the number of applications to be submitted by a single institution. These opportunities may also require an institutional nomination or endorsement. Applications or nominations submitted without proper institutional endorsement, or submission of a number over the limit may result in automatic rejection of all MIT proposals.
The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) is responsible for administering the nomination process for the limited submission funding opportunities. The VPR will announce a deadline and requirements for an internal review and selection of applications/nominations. Some MIT internal competition nominations are typically limited to Department Head/Lab Director recommendations only.
Limited submissions are announced on the MITfundops Listserv: http://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/MITfundops
If you are interested in submitting an application to a solicitation that limits the number of applicants and no competition announcement has been made, or for more information about this process, please email ResearchDev@mit.edu or call Cathy Borgesen at (617) 324-6870.