Scale-Ups Application Guidelines
Application Deadlines & Guidelines
Deadline: Spring, 2014 for projects running June 1 - September 30, 2014
Phase II - MIT/D-Lab Alumni Guidelines.
Deadline: October 4, 2013 for projects running 12/1/2013 - 11/30/2014
Next Deadline: TBA
MIT Graduates: You must be an MIT graduate (or IDDS alum for Phase II) to apply. D-Lab students cross-registered from other institutions such as Harvard and Wellesley are also eligible. Graduating students may apply to Phases I and II but must have graduated by the fellowship start date.
- Phases I and II: Only individuals may apply. If you are working as part of a team or through an organization, you must choose an individual to put forward the application and accept responsibility for the terms of the award if granted.
- Phase III: Only organizations may apply with a designated project lead.
Time Commitment: Fellows must commit 80% of a full time job equivalent to their projects for the duration of the project. To ensure that fellows stay connected to their customers, fellows should plan to spend a significant amount of time in the target market (see application guidelines for specific time-in-field requirements for each phase).
Technology Focused Projects: The object of the project must be the development and commercialization of a hardware product, or a product with a hardward component, intended to create social value through poverty reduction at a significant scale.