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Welcome to the MIT Innovation Initiative application system. You can use this system to apply for one or several programs and funds. Create an account at right by clicking ‘Sign Up’, and then use your account to apply to whichever opportunities you are interested in.

IMPACT provides career development for post-doctoral and advanced pre-doctoral trainees through a six-month mentorship program to focus their work for heightened real-world value. The program is designed to help trainees, known as IMPACT Fellows, to sharpen their career focus, explore alternative career paths, and develop their skills at articulating their work for diverse audiences. Meeting weekly, Fellows work in groups and 1:1 sessions with mentors. Upon completing the program, trainees will have obtained first-hand experiences exploring important personal and professional challenges that otherwise may take years to encounter, and greater confidence to make strategic decisions about their future. Learn more at .

Innovation Diplomats
The Innovation Diplomats (iDiplomats) program is an opportunity for MIT students participating in a variety of MIT-led global internships and other globally-oriented projects to add a new dimension to their experience. Focused on understanding innovation and skill to build a network into the innovation ‘ecosystem’ in the region they are visiting, the program equips students with additional innovation-focused skills for their summer internships, and for their lifelong careers as leaders in the innovation economy. Learn more at .

MITii Student Group Collaboration Grants
The MITii Student Group Collaboration Grants hopes to encourage partnerships in the innovation and entrepreneurship focused student community at MIT. Student groups working together on an event or project that will have positive impact on the Entrepreneurship & Innovation ecosystem are welcome to apply for the MITii SGC Grant. Learn more at

MITii Student Group Technical Project Grant
The MIT Innovation Initiative Student Group Technical Project Grant supports student groups working to develop and build hardware/software projects and prototypes for their own exploration or for entrance into competitions. Learn more at

Translational Fellows Program
Translational Fellows Program (TFP) is a competitive, 2-part, program for MIT postdoctoral associates that provides the opportunity for professional development and commercialization of a technology that originated in MIT research. The program provides professional development, mentoring resources and integrated conflict-of-interest (COI) management. The TFP empowers Postdocs to lead commercialization planning efforts, facilitating the launch of a commercial venture.
Part 1, Essentials, is a 2-month short program providing introduction to the research-derived innovation process.  It is a group learning experience based on the NSF I-Corps curriculum. Essentials is open to all Postdocs via self-nomination. Learn more at

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