Addressing global challenges through global collaboration

Global Seed Funds (GSF) help MIT faculty create exciting new connections with colleagues abroad. GSF supports early-stage, open and publishable research collaborations with researchers at academic universities and public research institutions around the world. Since 2008, GSF has awarded nearly $22 million to over 1,000 faculty research projects.

Joe's Lab visit with Ulvac 2016

GSF comprises a general fund (open to any country) and several country-, region-, or university-specific funds.

“The collaboration has been nothing short of amazing. We have many students fully engaged on the project from both sides, with multiple PIs and a couple high-end papers on the docket."

Yuriy Roman, Professor of Chemical Engineering

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