The Initiative supports a number of energy-related opportunities for faculty and students, including research, student projects and fellowships. MITEI also works closely with its Members who are interested in offering internships to MIT students. In addition to these MITEI-sponsored opportunities, the Initiative periodically receives notice of opportunities offered by academic institutions, industry, government and non-profit organizations that are open to the MIT community.

Do you have a research, internship, volunteer or fellowship opportunity you'd like to contribute? Please contact us at askmitei@mit.edu to submit an opportunity listing.

Federal Funding Opportunities

Next Deadline Title & Link to Full Information Total Max
5:00 PM ET
Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2
Next Deadline: Concept Paper due 5:00 PM ET, September 21, 2015
$10M $2M 1-2 yrs
5:00 PM ET
High Yields through Productivity and Integration Research (HYPIR) 
Next Deadline: comments due 5:00 PM ET September 30, 2015
5:00 PM ET
Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD). NOTE: There are 3 different topics, with different proposal requirements, periods of performance, and budgets
Next Deadline: Letter of intent due 5:00 PM ET October 7, 2015
$20M $1.125M 1-4 yrs
8:00PM ET
Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Powertrain Electrification and Dual Fuel Fleet Demonstration
Upcoming Deadline: Concept Paper due 8:00 PM ET October 8, 2015. There will also be an optional informational webinar 2:00-3:30 PM ET September 23, 2015.
 $11M  $500K-10M  1-3 yrs
3:00PM ET
Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Powertrain Electrification and Dual Fuel Fleet Demonstration SusnShot Technology to Market (Incubator Round 11, SolarMaT Round 4). NOTE: Prime Recipient must be domestic for-profit entity; MIT must have partner to participate.
Upcoming Deadline: Letter of Intent due 3:00 PM ET November 2, 2015
 $30M  $10M  Up to 2 yrs

MIT Fellowships

The Society of Energy Fellows at MIT
The Society of Energy Fellows was established in 2008 with the generous support of MIT Energy Initiative Founding, Sustaining, and Associate Members to help MIT address the world’s energy challenges. Fellows are selected on the basis of keen interest in energy, excellent academic record, and promising future. In 2010, the Society numbers 87 students spanning twenty departments and all five MIT schools. Many are engaged in traditional energy fields in engineering and science; others are pursuing studies in energy economics and business, energy policy and politics, and the energy implications of urban planning and architecture. The Society fosters interaction among Fellows and between Fellows and their sponsors at MIT through a series of special events. Learn more.

The Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability
The Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability, established at MIT in 1996 through the generous support of the Martin Family Foundation, fosters graduate level research, education, and collaboration in sustainability. The Society supports and connects MIT's top graduate students in environmental studies, and fosters opportunities for multi-disciplinary cooperation in both the short- and long-term. Martin Fellows investigate emerging issues in sustainability, exchange information, and participate in occasional seminars and an annual retreat. These activities support Fellows' development of the collaborative capacity that is critical to the successful implementation and application of sustainability scholarship. Learn more.

MITEI Programs/Funds

MIT Energy Initiative Seed Fund Program
The Initiative's Seed Fund Program supports innovative, early-stage research projects. The program is not designed to provide additional resources for projects that are already underway. Through the grants MITEI seeks to encourage researchers from across MIT to collaborate in exploring new energy-related ideas and to open up new avenues for energy-related research employing the full range of Institute capabilities. Proposals across the entire spectrum of energy and related environmental research areas are eligible. Learn more

MITEI Student Campus Energy Project Fund
The Campus Energy Task Force of the MIT Energy Initiative is calling for proposal submissions from MIT students working on projects related to MIT's campus energy and environmental footprint. This fund will award grants 2-3 times annually, but good project ideas are always welcome. Learn more.