The MIT-Spain Seed Funds promote new, cutting-edge research collaborations and help to deepen partnerships between MIT faculty and researchers and their Spanish counterparts.

MIT-Spain – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Seed Fund

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

The Spanish 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 Spanish participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Spanish teams
  • include student participation

The MIT-Spain –  Universidad Politécnica de MadridSeed Fund is a part of MISTI Global Seed Funds. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application and evaluation procedures apply.

     

 

MIT-Spain INDITEX Sustainability Seed Fund

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports new collaborations between faculty and students at MIT and their counterparts in universities and research institutions in Spain. The maximum award is $30,000.

Priority will be given to projects that:

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

Proposals will fit within INDITEX’s GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY in order to find innovative solutions within areas focused on but not limited to:

  • Upcycling Initiatives
  • Ecological Fabrics
  • Recycling
  • Sustainable Raw Materials
  • Energy
  • Eco-efficient Stores
  • Responsible Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Logistics

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

 

 

MIT-Spain “la Caixa” Foundation Seed Fund

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports new collaborations between faculty and students at MIT and their counterparts in universities and research institutions in Spain.

Every non-profit Spanish University or Research Institution is eligible to receive funds from the MIT-Spain “la Caixa” Foundation Seed Fund.

The Spanish 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 Spanish participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Spanish teams
  • include student participation

Proposals will fit within the “la Caixa” Foundation Research Strategy and the MIT-Spain “la Caixa” Foundation Seed Fund will grant funding for projects in the following fields:

  • Health: cancer, AIDS-HIV, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, global and planetary health.
  • Energy: new energy sources and renewable energies.
  • Global economy: economy, science and technology as tools to combat social inequality.

The goals of the MIT-Spain “la Caixa” Foundation Seed Fund project are as follows:

  • To significantly increase collaboration opportunities between Spanish stakeholders and MIT partners in a measurable way.
  • To increase visibility of Spanish higher education and research among faculty, researchers and students at MIT and vice versa.
  • To build a strong community of scientific leaders at MIT and in Spain with mutual ties that will lead to long-term collaboration.

The MIT-Spain “la Caixa” Foundation Seed Fund is a part of  MISTI Global Seed Funds. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application and evaluation procedures apply.