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MISTI seeks proposals for seed grants

MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) has launched a call for proposals for its second round of Global Seed Funds grants. The program provides funds to MIT faculty and researchers to support early stage international projects and research collaboration. Applicants are encouraged to involve MIT students -- both undergraduate and graduate -- in their projects.

MISTI Global Seed Funds include a general fund for projects anywhere in the world and several country funds. The award may be used to cover travel, meeting and workshop costs to facilitate international projects and collaboration. The deadline for applications is Sept. 14, 2009.

In the inaugural grant round, 27 projects out of 104 applicants were awarded a total of $457,000 in funding.

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A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 6, 2009 (download PDF).

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