Seed grants support new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts in Colombia. The GSF general fund is open to projects in any country with priority consideration to proposals from Latin America.

MIT-Colombia Universidad de los Andes

The MIT-Colombia Universidad de los Andes seed fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. 

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues at Universidad de los Andes. The Universidad de los Andes colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal. The maximum award is $25,000.

Priority will be given to projects that

  • propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Universidad de los Andes participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Universidad de los Andes teams
  • involve undergraduate and graduate students

The MIT-Colombia Universidad de los Andes is a part of MISTI Global Seed Funds. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application and evaluation procedures apply.