Seed Grant

Award: Up to $25,000


Intent: Intended to support entrepreneurs/companies who are engaging in Research and Development activities leading to commercialization or follow-on funding.

Seed Grant Application Process

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Please email questions about the application process to Kim Doughty, MTI Lending & Grants Associate, at

Step 1: Download the Seed Grant Application Instructions

Step 2: Download Seed Grant Forms below to include with your proposal.

Application Forms

Form B – Project Budget (Excel)
Commitment Letter Template – required for all matching funds (Word)
Form D – Intellectual Property (Word)
Application Checklist – (PDF)

Step 3: Email MTI staff a draft of your proposal at MTI strongly encourages all applicants to submit by email a draft application at least two weeks prior to the targeted application deadline. As time allows, MTI staff will provide feedback on draft applications submitted at least two weeks prior to the targeted application deadline.

Step 4: Submit your final application as one, complete PDF attachment uploaded through MTI’s Online Application Portal – to access the Online Portal, please email Kim Doughty at

Step 5: Receive notification of your application’s review and funding determination — MTI will contact you regarding this decision as outlined in the Application Instructions.

Reviewer Forms

Seed Grant Review Committee Guidance (PDF)

Grant Recipient Award and Reporting Forms

Seed Grant Agreement (PDF)
Seed Grant Reporting Requirements (Word)
Seed Grant Expense Report Budget Form B (Excel)


MTI Program Overview with Seed Grant Details – 10/17: PowerPoint   PDF

See the MTI calendar of events for upcoming workshops and webinars.

For questions or more information, contact Kim Doughty at 207-203-2072 or email at