Mexico has in recent years become a world leader in the areas of energy reform and climate change.

MIT-Mexico - CONACYT Seed Fund

The MIT-Mexico - CONACYT Seed Fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts in Mexico. 

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues in universities and public research in Mexico. The Mexican 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 Mexican participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Mexican teams
  • include student participation

MIT-Mexico - Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Seed Fund

The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) is the oldest and largest university in Puebla, Mexico. The MIT-Mexico - Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Seed Fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. 

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla​. The Mexican 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 Mexican participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Mexican teams
  • include student participation

MIT-Mexico - Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores Monterrey Seed Fund

Based in Monterrey, Mexico, the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores has 31 campuses in 25 cities throughout the country and is known for becoming the first university ever connected to the Internet in Latin America and the Spanish-speaking world, having one of the top graduate business schools in the region and being one of the leaders in patent applications among Mexican universities. The MIT-Mexico - Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores Monterrey ​Seed Fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts at Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores Monterrey.

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues at all campuses of the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores Monterrey (ITESM)​​. The Mexican 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 Mexican participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Mexican teams
  • include student participation

MIT-Mexico - Veracruz Seed Fund

Veracruz is rich in natural resources and represents approximately 35 percent of Mexico’s water supply. An important source of iron and copper, Veracruz also produces such non-metallic minerals as sulfur, silica, feldspar, calcium, kaolin and marble.The MIT-Mexico - Veracruz Seed Fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. 

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues in Veracruz, Mexico​​. The Mexican 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 Mexican participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Mexican teams
  • include student participation

MIT-Mexico - Zapopan, Jalisco Seed Fund

The MIT-Mexico - Zapopan, Jalisco Seed Fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts in in the city of Zapopan and the Metropolitan area of Guadalajara.  

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues in in in the city of Zapopan and the Metropolitan area of Guadalajara​​. The Mexican colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal. The maximum award is $25,000.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Mexican participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Mexican teams
  • include student participation

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