The grant selection committee, comprised of representatives from MIT and the Sponsor, Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives, will choose the most compelling projects from the pre-proposal submissions and invite those PIs to submit a full grant proposal. Grant proposals will be assessed on impact, technology, team, timeframe until commercialization, and ability to meet the MIT Deshpande Center and J-WAFS missions.
Written feedback wil be provided on all pre-proposals, including those that are not selected. Additionally, all committee members abide by the MIT Deshpande Center's confidentiality agreement and conflict of interest requirements. All proposals are not considered public disclosure.