MIT Deshpande Center issues call for proposals

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Sarah McDonnell
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The MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation is pleased to announce its latest call for proposals. The Center's grant program is open to all MIT faculty with principal investigator (PI) status and provides significant benefits, beyond just funding, to its recipients.

We are seeking both early-stage, proof-of-concept research project ideas with broad potential impact, and later-stage innovations, that faculty inventors are eager to see commercialized.

The Deshpande Center supports leading-edge research in emerging technologies and cultivates interactions between MIT and the entrepreneurial business community. Funds will be granted in a broad range of disciplines, for research done at MIT, with the objective to ultimately license the technology to an outside company or startup that will commercialize it. Proposals must be submitted by an MIT faculty member with PI status.

Call for proposals
MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation – Fall 2014 Grants
Pre-proposals due: April 16, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

For detailed information about the grant program, funded projects, and instructions on submitting a proposal, please visit our website: or contact us at x3-0943 or

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