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MIT Skoltech Program issues call for seed fund proposals

Funding available to MIT principal investigators for innovative projects that could benefit Skoltech or the mission of the Skolkovo Foundation.
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After a successful first round of seed grants, the MIT Skoltech Seed Fund Program is calling for a second round of proposals from MIT principal investigators from any of the Institute's five schools. The call is open now through July 28.  

The program seeks innovative projects that have the potential to benefit either the development of Skoltech or the mission of the Skolkovo Foundation. The MIT Skoltech Seed Fund Program strongly encourages proposals that involve collaborative research with Skoltech or other Russian academic and research institutions. 

Interested researchers are encouraged to submit proposals in the following three main categories:

  • research projects in science and engineering (biomedicine, energy, information technology, data science and computational modeling, product design and manufacturing, and space);
  • research projects in the areas of policy, economics, humanities, arts, and social sciences (especially innovation and entrepreneurship, international collaborative programs, technology and policy, and general Russian studies, including Russian history, Russian art, and Russian economy); and
  • non-research projects to promote engagement and collaboration on topics and activities that may impact Russia, Skoltech, or other Russian institutions — such as course development, course teaching, student exchange, event organization (e.g., a hackathon or other application type activity), etc.

The MIT Skoltech Seed Fund will award grants in amounts up to US$ 75,000, for one year.

The application deadline is Friday, July 28. To find out more information, to view a list of past seed fund awards, and to apply, visit the Skoltech Seed Fund Page.

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