Funding Opportunities

The Institute has a robust research enterprise, with annual research expenditures on campus exceeding $674 million. The Institute provides faculty and principal investigators with the infrastructure necessary to conduct research, most of which is supported through grants, contracts and other arrangements with government, industry and foundations.

CURRENT MIT Limited Solicitation Competitions

The Office of Sponsored Programs provides central support related to the administration of sponsored research programs and assists faculty, principal investigators and their local administrators in identifying sources of support for individual sponsored projects.

Funding databases available to the MIT research community: FUNDING list (This is a complete list of all the federal agencies' solicitations. Individual agency funding lists are listed below.)

National Science Foundation ACTIVE funding list

National Science Foundation RESTRICTED funding list

National Institutes of Health FUNDING list

Department of Defense - Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) FUNDING list

Department of Energy FUNDING list

The Office of Foundation Relations, a unit of Resource Development, works with faculty and senior leadership to cultivate relationships with and develop approaches to foundations that share MIT's dedication to education and the practical application of research.

Office of Foundation Relations FUNDING list

Information on funding opportunities to support postdoctoral scholars is maintained by the MIT Postdoctoral Association on their Funding page.