The Office of Foundation Relations serves as a clearinghouse for many Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from private foundations.
Click here to view a list of relevant open RFP opportunities.
RFPs are also listed on the Office of Sponsored Programs website and in such publications as the Foundation Center’s RFP Bulletin and the Chronicle of Philanthropy (by subscription only).
The Foundation Relations office works to track RFPs from many different sources and disseminate them as quickly as possible (usually in electronic format) upon receipt.
Once an RFP comes to the attention of the Foundation Relations office, a staff member distributes it to the relevant schools and departments and where there is a limit to the number of applications from MIT, ensures that the appropriate institutional review takes place. The Foundation Relations office works closely with the Office of the Provost, the Vice President for Research, and deans and administrative officers in these processes. If a faculty member decides to submit a proposal in response to a particular RFP, the Foundation Relations office can also provide assistance.