Launched in 2011 with generous support from the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the MIT-Germany Seed Fund supports budding research collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts in Germany.

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues in universities and research institutes in Germany. The German colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal. The maximum award is $30,000.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and German participants
  • involve students in the project
  • projects in the 2013-2014 priority areas

The MIT-Germany Seed Fund is a part of MISTI Global Seed Funds. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application and evaluation procedures apply.