Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Chikara Hayashi, the MISTI Hayashi Seed Fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts in Japan.

Through an annual call for proposals, the MISTI Hayashi Seed Fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues in universities and public research in Japan. Priority will also be given to projects in science and engineering. The maximum award is $30,000.

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