Academic Collaboration - How Do I Apply?

How Do I Apply?
  • Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Request, a copy of the project proposal seeking support, 200 word bios and completed budget template. In the case of a cost share request, the project proposal must be the one submitted as a part of the prime award application. The required information in the Letter of Request is in this document and you can find the budget template here
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Awards are subject to availability.
  • Completed documents will be reviewed by MassCEC staff and potential peer reviewers.
  • Applicants should allow 4 to 6 weeks for the review process.
    • While we are processing your application, we are able to issue a Letter of Consideration which acknowledges receipt of your application to MassCEC. Please note that we need to receive a substantially complete application in order to generate a Letter of Consideration.
  • As a quasi-public entity, MassCEC is subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Therefore, we request that you redact any confidential or proprietary information from any material you submit to MassCEC.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as early as possible. Materials should be sent to the Director of Strategic Analysis at The email subject line should include the project title and requested funds.