The MIT Boğaziçi University Seed Fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts at Boğaziçi University.

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues at Boğaziçi University. The Boğaziçi faculty involved 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 Boğaziçi University participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Boğaziçi University research interests and teams
  • include student participation

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

The 2016-17 grant cycle

Late applications will be accepted by October 3rd. Prior notification to Dr. Sferza is required by Sept 19th.


The MIT-Boğaziçi University Seed Fund is made possible by a contribution from the Limak Foundation.