Mexico has in recent years become a world leader in the areas of energy reform and climate change. Seed funds enable MIT faculty and researchers to collaborate with colleagues in Mexico to solve common challenges.

MIT Global Partnerships Fund

The MIT Global Partnerships Fund promotes and supports early-stage collaboration between faculty and researchers at MIT and in Mexico. An outcome of the A Global Strategy for MIT report, the fund helps enable the creation of new region-specific platforms for cultivating, facilitating, and coordinating faculty and Institute-level collaborations in targeted countries and regions. The Global Partnerships Fund will allow MIT to engage with Mexico and other regions and areas where it has been less active, develop stronger collaborations with peer institutions, and explore opportunities for collaboration in education and innovation/entrepreneurship as well as research.

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between teams at MIT and in universities and nonprofit research in Mexico. The Mexican colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal. The maximum award is $30,000 for an 18-month project period.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • present a balanced exchange between the MIT and Mexican participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Mexican teams
  • involve MIT undergraduate and graduate students

An initiative of the MIT Office of the Associate Provost for International Activities, the MIT Global Partnerships Fund is administered through MISTI Global Seed Funds and the MIT-Mexico Program. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application and evaluation procedures apply.

 

MIT-Mexico - Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Seed Fund

The MIT-Mexico - Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Seed Fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. 

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues at the Universidad Autónoma de 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.