The MISTI – Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) Seed Fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts at the Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología in Peru.

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT at the Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) in Peru. The Peruvian colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal. The maximum award is $30,000.

The fund is for collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts at UTEC. Faculty and researchers at other Peruvian research institutions are also eligible to apply as long as the project also involves participants from UTEC.

  • UTEC colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal
  • Priority given to projects that propose a balanced exchange between MIT and Peru
  • Proposals should demonstrate complementarity between the two teams
  • Maximum award: $30,000 

The MISTI – Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología Seed Fund is a part of MISTI Global Seed Funds. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application and evaluation procedures apply.