MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) offers global seed funds to help MIT faculty and researchers launch early stage international projects and collaboration. Applicants are encouraged to involve MIT students — both undergraduate and graduate — in their projects.
MISTI Global Seed Funds (GSF) includes a general fund for projects in any country and several country funds with their own requirements. Funding may be used to cover travel, meeting and workshop costs to facilitate international projects and collaboration. In 2011, MISTI received 181 requests for funding, and 71 projects were awarded a total of $1,708,289. More than $2.1 million is available in the current grant cycle.
This year’s the MISTI GSF includes four new funds for projects in Italy, Mexico and Russia.