Funding Opportunities

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.

Finding Funding
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

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.

All campus limited submission competitions can be accessed through the MITfunding online system located here: 

Limited submissions are announced on the MITfundops Listserv: 

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 or call Cathy Borgesen at (617) 324-6870.