Innovations Fund

The Innovations Fund is supported by the Industrial Advisory Council for Minority Education (IACME). It provides small grants (average range is $100-$500) of seed-money for individual or group projects.

The OME accepts submissions from current MIT undergraduate students (all years eligible) or student groups with a special focus on Office of Minority Education Student Advisory Council (OMESAC) groups. Funds must be used as seed money for an innovative project that has not been done before that impacts local and/or global communities. All approved submissions are required to submit a 1-2 page summary, within two weeks after the project/event's completion, detailing outcome and how funds were used.

Note: It may take up to two weeks to receive a response for funding. If you have an unexpected or urgent request, email omeinnovations [at] (omeinnovations[at]mit[dot]edu).

Project/Event Type (select all that apply)
Have you secured additional funding from other MIT offices/departments/resources?

Upload a PDF adressing and containing the following:

  • Describe your project/event.
  • Why are you applying for funding from the OME?
  • What is your proposed budget? In your budget submission, please include your projected revenue as well as your projected expenses (i.e., specific line items).

Applications that are missing any components listed above will not be funded.

One file only.
10 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.