Review Sponsor’s Policy Document and Proposal Guide

Review the sponsor’s policy document and/or proposal guide, if any.

  • Most MIT proposals to industrial sponsors are non-competitive and lack a policy document, proposal guide or any specified content and submittal process. For non-competitive proposals, the PI should ask the sponsor how it wishes to receive the proposal.
  • For competitive RFPs publicly issued by an industrial sponsor, the sponsor will provide instructions that are unique to that competition, often through a web site. If OSP becomes aware of a competitive RFP from an industrial sponsor (e.g., Hewlett-Packard IRP or Samsung GRO), we will distribute a notification about this competition to department/lab/center administrators via the ra_ls mail list and/or to Principal Investigators through one of the mail lists managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research.
  • MIT is invited to submit proposals annually to these competitive industrial RFP Programs:

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