Seed funds for the Czech Republic promote cutting-edge research collaborations and help to deepen partnerships between MIT faculty and researchers and their Czech counterparts.

The MIT-Czech Republic Seed Fund

Launched in 2021, the MIT-Czech Republic Seed Fund is a new joint project of MISTI, the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague), with the ICOB Prague subsidiary IOCB Tech providing funding.

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund promotes the exchange between faculty and students at MIT and at member research institutions of the Czech Academy of Sciences and all universities in the Czech Republic. The maximum award is $25,000.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • propose a balanced exchange between MIT and Czech participants;
  • involve students and young scientists;
  • are new or entering a new phase;
  • are likely to be sustainable beyond the grant period.

The fund is open to all disciplines.

MISTI will host two webinars, one in late spring and one in summer 2021, for interested participants, with links and dates to be provided on this page – stay tuned!

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