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MISTI Global Seed Funds: 2016-17 call for proposals

Funds support MIT's global engagement by promoting collaborations between MIT faculty and their counterparts abroad.

The MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) Global Seed Funds enable MIT faculty to collaborate with international peers, either at MIT or abroad, with the aim of developing and launching joint research projects. MISTI Global Seed Funds (GSF) comprises 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 2015, MISTI received 244 requests for funding, and 90 projects were awarded a total of over $2 million. $1.6 million is available in the current grant cycle.

This year, four new funds are available in Argentina, Korea, Spain and Turkey. The complete list of MISTI GSF include funds for projects in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

To read more about GSF projects, visit student and faculty "Notes from the Field."

The application deadline is Monday, Sept. 19. For more information and to apply, visit or email

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