MIT J-Clinic Deshpande Grants

J-Clinic Deshpande grants will be awarded to technologists that are striving to translate high-precision machine learning technologies in areas of healthcare ranging from diagnostics to pharmaceuticals. The translation of technology from the MIT lab to communities might take the form of a for-profit startup company, sustainable non-profit venture, or changing the practice/operations of existing healthcare services or institutions. 

J-Clinic’s holistic approach will utilize MIT’s strong expertise in cellular and medical biology, computer science, engineering, and the social sciences, among other areas.

The J-Clinic Deshpande Grants are one year grants of up to $50,000, open only to MIT researchers with Principle Investigator (PI) Status and will be administered by the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation.  

Awards will be distributed as fund accounts with a 10% fund transaction fee on most direct costs (including student stipends and tuition) and full MIT F&A applied to non-academic salaries. 


  • January 17, 2019 -  Full proposal call
  • February 13, 2019 -  Full proposals due (submit by midnight EDT) 
  • March 14, 2019 -  Award notification
  • April 1, 2019 -  Projects start

Contact:  If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Karen Golmer at the Deshpande Center:      

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Running concurrently is J-Clinic funding for Collaboration Grants, if you would like to explore other grants available through J-Clinic you can find more information here:

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