Addressing global challenges through global collaboration

The Global Seed Funds (GSF) program helps 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. Administered by the Center for International Studies (CIS), the GSF program has awarded over $24 million to over 1,300 faculty research projects since its inception in 2008.

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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