The MIT-Peru Seed Funds support new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts in Peru.

MIT-Peru Seed Fund

Created by CONCYTEC and CIENCIACTIVA, the MIT-Peru Seed Fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts in Peru.

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

Proposals must be presented within the scope of the prioritized research areas as further described by CONCYTEC: basic sciences, material science, biotechnology, information and communication technologies, environment or adding value to biodiversity.

Priority will be given to projects:

  • that propose a balanced exchange between MIT and Peru
  • that demonstrate complementarity between the two teams
  • that include the participation of students seeking the completion of a thesis
  • that demonstrate sustainability beyond the activities funded by this grant

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

 

MIT-Peru – Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología 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 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 MIT-Peru – 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.