Powered by: MIT Innovation Initiative
The MIT Innovation Initiative Community Innovation Seed Grants encourage innovation within the community, particularly between innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) focused student groups. Grants will support diverse groups who are working together on an event or project that will have impact on the I&E ecosystem here at MIT.
Groups are encouraged to apply with proposals that augment the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in new and creative ways. Examples include:
- Programs to increase access for and participation by underrepresented groups on campus (female graduate students in technical fields, underrepresented minorities across majors, etc.)
- Opportunities for cross-disciplinary team building and collaboration
- New types of programming, including MVP experiments to test any range of hypotheses
- Any other form of program, event, opportunity, etc. that could improve an element of the innovation and entrepreneurship landscape
Rules & Eligibility
- All student groups applying should be recognized by MIT and have an affiliated cost object.
- Projects and events must abide by all MIT guidelines regarding the use of funds.
- Applicants will be required to provide a budget for their project or event as part of the application.
- Students may request up to $1,000 dollars. Grants may be used to supplement other funding for a large-scale event or project.
- Grantees will be required to give a short activity report at the end of the grant period or after their event or project is complete, whichever comes first.
Application Deadline & Selection
- The deadline for the Spring 2018 grant cycle is March 16, 2018.
- Applications will be judged based on the quality of the project or event and its overall impact on the I&E community.
- Funds will be available for use the first week of April 2018. Awarded funds can only be transferred to a valid cost object in the MIT accounting system. Funds cannot be disbursed in the form of cash or a personal check.
To apply, fill out the application form by March 16, 2018.
Questions? Contact Lauren Tyger