Funding Opportunities

Learn about funding opportunities for MIT faculty.

Seed Fund

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.

Funding is provided through the MITEI Founding and Sustaining Members Program. All MIT faculty or research staff with principal investigator privileges are eligible.

The 2022-2023 MITEI Seed Fund request for proposals (RFP) ended on Friday, January 13, 2023. Information about the 2023-2024 RFP will be posted here when available.

External Funding

MITEI maintains a regularly updated list of external funding opportunities. To receive an email notification when the list is updated, contact MITEI Member Services.