Research Funding Opportunity

This call is now closed.  All applicants will be notified of decisions in June.

Call for Proposals: ESI Seed Grants for Environmental Research

ESI is pleased to announce its second annual call for seed grant proposals.

The ESI Seed Grant Program is designed to encourage MIT researchers to form multi-disciplinary teams to pursue novel environment and sustainability research collaborations that could bring about significant advances.

Proposals are welcome from all MIT faculty and research scientists on issues in environmental and social sustainability. Proposals focused on problems in ESI’s three priority research domains – Climate Science and Earth Systems, Cities and Infrastructure, and Sustainable Society and Economy – are particularly welcome.  Awards of up to $200,000 total over 2 years are available. Follow the links below for detailed information:

2017 Seed Grant Call for Proposals

Download the 2017 Seed Grant Budget Template

Proposals must be submitted online at:  Update: Due to the recent snowstorms, we are extending the Seed Grant proposal deadline.  All proposals are now due by Tuesday, February 21st at 5pm.

Click on the 2015 Seed Grants link to the left for more information about ESI’s 2015 seed grant program.

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