Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Open Capital Program

What are they?

The MLSC Open Capital Program, one of several Competitive Capital Programs, is designed to provide grants for capital projects that support the life sciences ecosystem in Massachusetts by enabling and supporting life sciences research and development in the Commonwealth. Applicants are academic organizations, research institutions, research hospitals, business incubators and other non-profit organizations. MLSC recognizes that investment in capital projects and infrastructure is required to create and sustain the attributes that make Massachusetts attractive to innovation clusters such as life sciences. This program is designed to help fund high potential economic development projects that promise to make a significant contribution to the state’s life sciences ecosystem.

All MGH PI’s are eligible to apply. As the call from the sponsor states, institutions may submit multiple applications provided that each application is authorized by a senior leader. Dr. Harry Orf will be signing off on each application, and ECOR will be reviewing applications to confirm that there is no scientific overlap.


How much is each award?

Each award is anticipated to provide $2 million (or less) in funds to the eligible applicant. For details on allowable costs, please see the internal call.


When is the deadline?  

MGH letter of intent deadline: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 5:00pm

Sponsor deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12:00pm


How do I learn more about the opportunity?

Internal application process Click here

MA Life Science Competitive Capital ProgramClick here