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