The MIT Energy Initiative Seed Fund Program supports innovative, early-stage research across the energy spectrum, encouraging researchers from throughout MIT’s five schools to collaborate in exploring new energy-related ideas and to open up new avenues for research.
Each year, the program attracts well-established energy experts as well as new faculty who need startup support and others who are applying their expertise in different fields to energy for the first time.
To date the program has provided about $21.4 million for 161 early-stage research projects in 28 different departments, labs, and centers across campus.
Funding is provided through the MITEI Founding and Sustaining Members Program. All MIT faculty or research staff with principal investigator privileges are eligible.