MIT faculty are encouraged to include MIT undergraduate and graduate students in their Global Seed Funds projects as participating members of the collaborating team.
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MIT students and postdocs are encouraged to participate in projects but may not apply directly for funding. MIT students participating in projects will be expected to attend country-specific training through MISTI. Stays abroad through MISTI GSF grants are typically short-term (less than one month). MIT undergraduate and graduate students interested in long-term stays (more than two months) or wishing to intern or conduct research abroad are encouraged to apply to the MISTI internship program.

Undergrads

MISTI and the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP), which manages UROP/IROP, have partnered to make it possible for more MIT undergraduate students to complete a faculty-led research project abroad.

Funds available will cover costs to support undergraduates for an eight- to twelve-week research project abroad (including travel, living costs and insurance). MISTI will provide training on cultural differences, workplace norms and safety and security in the host country. IROP funds are reserved for summer.

If you involve undergraduates in your area of research, MISTI can help you send a student you're already working with, or we can match you with one of our 1,000+ internship candidates. Please let us know if you are  interested in one of these options.

Graduate students

Graduate students may be able to conduct research abroad through the MISTI internship program.

All participating MIT students are encouraged to build on their GSF research experience through a subsequent internship abroad.

 

Please note that graduating students must be accepted into a MISTI program prior to graduation and must depart for their trip within 90 days of commencement.