Faculty Development Resources

Faculty & Curriculum Support Education initiatives & funding

The d’Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in Education and the Alumni Class Funds provide grants to faculty in support of educational initiatives focused on developing the undergraduate curriculum. Funding reflects the vision and priorities of the Office of the Vice Chancellor, who oversees the initiatives. The Registrar’s Office coordinates the proposal process and funding decisions, provides guidance and expertise to faculty, and gathers and disseminates project outcomes. Together, we engage with the community to support and shape undergraduate education at MIT. Proposals for d’Arbeloff grants are due in early fall for the following academic year, and proposals for Alumni Class Funds are due at the end of IAP for the following academic year. Also see additional funding sources.

Venture Mentoring Service

The MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) is an organization formed to support entrepreneurial activity throughout the MIT community and, thereby, to further the educational mission of MIT. VMS believes that the active support of entrepreneurial activities contribute to the entrepreneurship education of the MIT community, strengthens MIT's role as a world leader in innovation, and broadens MIT's base of potential support.

Office of Foundation Relations

The Office of Foundation Relations works with faculty and senior leadership to cultivate relationships with and develop approaches to foundations that share MIT's dedication to education and the practical application of research. We look forward to working with MIT faculty and with foundations on projects of mutual interest. See their Faculty-specific page for more information.

Technology Licensing Office (TLO)

The MIT Technology Licensing Office fosters commercial investment in the development of inventions and discoveries flowing from the research at MIT and the Lincoln Lab. They assist MIT inventors in protecting their technology, and in the licensing of that technology to existing companies and startups. For more information visit TLO's website.

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

The Office of Sponsored Programs is committed to providing high quality research administration support to the MIT community. OSP is composed of six units: six units: Grant and Contract Administration; Contract Specialist; Research Subawards; Cost Analysis; Coeus Application Development and Consortium Support; and Training, Communication, and Kuali Coeus Support. We offer a wide array of services to the MIT research community. They offer a wide array of services to the MIT research community.

MIT International Science & Technology Initiatives (MISTI)

MISTI, (MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives) is MIT’s pioneering international education program. Rooted in the Mens et Manus tradition, The MISTI Global Seed Funds grant program promotes and supports early-stage collaborations between MIT researchers and their counterparts around the globe. Many of the joint projects we fund lead to additional grant awards and the development of valuable long-term relationships between international researchers and MIT faculty and students. Browse available funds.