The MIT-Russia Seed Fund supports budding research collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts in Russia.

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues in Russia. The Russian 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 Russia participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Russia teams

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