Seed funds for Germany promote cutting-edge research collaborations and help to deepen partnerships between MIT faculty and researchers and their German counterparts.

MIT-Germany Seed Fund

Launched in 2011 with support from the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the fund provides 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 priority areas

MIT-Germany - University of Stuttgart Seed Fund

Launched as an initiative in 2015 through the MIT-Germany - University of Stuttgart cooperation, the fund provides faculty and research scientists at MIT and the University of Stuttgart the opportunity to jointly apply for seed grants. The maximum award is $25,000.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • propose a balanced exchange between MIT and University of Stuttgart participants
  • involve students in the project
  • open to all disciplines

 

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