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Innovation Fund FAQs

When is the next application deadline?

The October 2017 application cycle for the Innovation Fund is now open. Apply by October 31st at midnight. The Innovation Fund application opens twice each academic year, once in October and once in March.

Who can apply?

The MindHandHeart Innovation Fund is open to all students, staff, and faculty part of the MIT community.

What types of activities might be funded?

The MindHandHeart Innovation Fund was created in the spirit of service to the MIT community. It will support new innovative projects, presentations, activities, events, or campaigns that promote mental health and well-being at MIT. Applications will be reviewed by the MindHandHeart Working Groups, representatives from the UA and GSC, the MindHandHeart Chairs and Initiative Sponsors.

How do I apply?

When the application cycle opens, simply answer the application questions and provide an itemized budget. Click the log-in text in the side-bar to start your application. You can save it and edit it multiple times before submitting.

To add a layer of protection against the various issues that can arise while working in a web browser, please prepare responses ahead of time and paste answers directly into the relevant fields.

Click to view the Innovation Fund application and evaluation criteria.

Where can I learn more about existing services and resources on campus?

If you'd like to see how your idea might complement existing campus programs or services, or just to learn more about what else is available, please visit resources.mit.edu.

Is it possible to give to the MindHandHeart Innovation Fund?  

Absolutely, many members of our community have expressed interest in making such a contribution. Click here to be redirected to the Fund page.

Still have more questions?

Review the slide deck from one of our info sessions, review a mock application put together by our graduate community fellow, or contact us at mindhandheart@mit.edu.