The GSF application cycle is now closed.

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The deadline for this cycle was December 13, 2022. The next application cycle opens in the fall.

MIT-Netherlands Lockheed Martin Seed Fund

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund promotes the exchange between faculty and students at MIT and at universities and public research institutions in the Netherlands.

Proposals will fit within Lockheed Martin’s Global Strategy to promote international, collaborative research focused on but not limited to:

  • Autonomy and Robotics
  • Sensor Technology and Exploitation
  • Signal Processing and Communications
  • Data Analytics
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Advanced Electronics
  • Human Systems Training
  • Energy and Power

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


This year, special priority will be given to the following areas:

  • Advanced manufacturing and materials
  • Quantum information science (QIS)
    • Quantum computing
    • Quantum sensing
    • Quantum communications and cryptography
  • Sensor technologies (optical, acoustic, radar)
  • Information and communication technologies (ICT)
    • Heterogeneous communication networks
    • Application of software defined radios and cognitive radios
  • Autonomous systems and robotics
    • Human-machine and machine-machine interaction
    • UAVs (micro to mini) and UGVs
    • Integration of components
    • Swarming
    • Efficient use of energy
  • Simulation and data science
    • Data fusion
    • Big data applications
    • Application of AI
    • High-performance computing

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • present a balanced exchange between the participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the teams
  • involve undergraduate and graduate students

Justin Leahey

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Managing Director, Netherlands Seed Funds