The MIT-Egypt Seed Fund is supported by an Egyptian entrepreneur. Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues in universities in Egypt. The Egyptian colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal. The maximum award is $30,000.
Priority will be given to projects that:
- are focused on water, energy, climate change and the environment; urban planning; entrepreneurship and innovation; health
- propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Egyptian participants
- demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Egyptian teams
- include student participation
Because of the elevated travel warning level, travel to Egypt by MIT faculty and students as a part of an MIT-Egypt Seed Fund grant may need to be postponed. Alternatively, MIT and Egyptian faculty and students may meet in a third location. Proposals should include a narrative and budget that outlines a plan in case MIT faculty and student travel to Egypt is prohibited at the time the grant is awarded.
The MIT-Egypt Seed Fund is a part of MISTI Global Seed Funds. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application and evaluation procedures apply.