MIT-Israel seed funds support new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts.

MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues in universities in Israel. The newly launched MIT- Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund is open to MIT faculty from all disciplines to collaborate with Israeli faculty at one of the following Institutions: Bar-Ilan University; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Technion - Israel Institute of Technology; Tel Aviv University; University of Haifa; and the Weizmann Institute of Science. The Israeli colleague(s) must be identified and at least one MIT PhD student must be included in the proposal. The maximum award is $30,000.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Israeli participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Israeli teams
  • include MIT PhD students

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

Call for proposals will be in May 2019 with proposals due in September.

The MIT-Israel Lockheed Martin Seed Fund

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund promotes the exchange between faculty and students at MIT and at universities and public research institutions in Israel.

Proposals will fit within Lockheed Martin’s Global Strategy to promote international, collaborative research focused on but not limited to:

  • Autonomy and Robotics
  • Sensor Technology and Exploitation
  • Signal Processing and Communications
  • Data Analytics
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Advanced Electronics
  • Human Systems Training
  • Energy and Power
  • Cyber Security

This year, special priority will be given to proposals that fit within Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Manufacturing priorities to identify emerging innovative technologies around but not limited to:

  • Manufacturing Process Control
  • Modeling of Materials and Processes
  • Novel materials for extreme environments
  • Automation of the Factory of the Future

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

Applicants must submit their proposals using the online application portal.