The GSF application cycle is now open

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Submit your proposal by December 13, 2022.

MIT-Colombia - Cali Seed Fund

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports new collaborations between faculty and students at MIT and their counterparts in universities and research institutions in Colombia with a priority to institutions in Cali and affiliated to Reddi.

Universities or Research Institutions in Colombia are eligible to receive funds from the MIT-Colombia Cali Seed Fund.  The Colombian colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal.

Proposals will fit within  Fundación Valle de Lili and TQ priority areas to promote international collaborative research focused on but not limited to:

  • Healthcare: Advanced Computational Methods as applied to all fields in telemedicine; Healthcare analytics as applied to all fields in medicine.
  • Covid-19: sequelae and comparative studies between vaccines effectiveness / Fluvoxamine for treatment of Covid-19
  • Genomic cancer
  • Genetics:
    • Analysis in predictive diagnostic imaging with artificial intelligence
    • Individualized treatments by genomic detection
    • Interpretation of gene tests in clinical practice
    • Genetic of glaucoma
      • Neuroprotection: the research for new drugs alternatives

The goals of the MIT-Colombia Cali Seed Fund project are as follows:

  • To significantly increase collaboration opportunities between Colombian stakeholders and MIT partners in a measurable way.
  • To increase the visibility of Colombian higher education and research among faculty, researchers, and students at MIT and vice versa.
  • To build a strong community of scientific leaders at MIT and in Colombia with mutual ties that will lead to long-term collaboration.

 All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application, and evaluation procedures apply.

$25,000

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Colombian participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Colombian teams
  • involve undergraduate and graduate students

MIT-Colombia Universidad Nacional de Colombia Seed Fund

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

The Colombian colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal.

 All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application, and evaluation procedures apply.

$25,000

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Colombian participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Colombian teams
  • involve undergraduate and graduate students

Griselda Gomez

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Managing Director, Colombia Seed Funds