AmplifyMass - How do I apply

How Do I Apply?

Applications for AmplifyMass will be accepted on a rolling basis and will generally coincide with specific ARPA-E Funding Opportunity Announcements. Awards will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Step 1: After completing an ARPA-E concept paper and receiving feedback from ARPA-E, companies and university teams may complete the AmplifyMass Pre-Qualification Application.

Step 2: Upon confirming eligibility of the application, MassCEC will issue a pre-qualification letter indicating the intention to provide an up-front cost share of a specified amount should the applicant receive an ARPA-E award. This pre-qualification letter can be submitted as part of the applicant’s full application to ARPA-E.

Step 3: If selected for an ARPA-E award, the awardee must submit the AmplifyMass Final Application, which is subject to re-confirmation that the applicant meets all eligibility criteria.

Step 4: Upon re-confirming eligibility and funding availability, MassCEC will issue a firm commitment letter to provide cost share. A funding agreement will be provided for review at this time.

Step 5: Upon execution of funding agreements with both MassCEC and ARPA-E, funds will be disbursed to awardees in a single, up-front payment.

Applications and required attachments should be submitted via e-mail to with the subject line “AmplifyMass Pre-Qualification Application.”