Supporting early-stage collaboration between MIT and organizations in Brazil's Amazonian biome.

The MIT-Brazil Amazonia Seed Fund supports proposals submitted collaboratively by MIT faculty along with their counterparts in Brazilian universities, research institutes, NGOs, and other entities.

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

MIT-Brazil Amazonia Seed Fund

A new seed fund is launched Fall 2023, in partnership with Amazonia 2030, to support early-stage collaboration between Brazil and MIT.

Joint teams from MIT and Brazilian universities, research institutes, NGOs and other entities are now invited to submit their proposals focusing on relevant aspects of the Brazilian Amazonian region, and its cities, environment, culture, or communities.

Priority will be given to projects that:

• Propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Brazilian teams

• Demonstrate complementarity between the teams

• Involve undergraduate and graduate students

Need help finding:

  • a collaborator in the region? 
  • an MIT professor or researcher to collaborate with?
  • Please write to amazoniaseedfund [at] ( and browse MIT research centers, labs and programs here

MIT-Brazil and MIT-Amazonia are part of MIT’s Center for International Studies

September 12 2023 - cycle opens

December 12 2023 – final date to submit a project


Projects must focus on a relevant aspect of the Brazilian Amazon region and its environment, culture, or communities.

Seed fund awards support travel/ field work, meeting, and workshop costs, for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues in Brazil though grants of up to 30,000 USD, all within the following focus areas

  • Cities
  • Medical Sciences and Technology 
  • Climate and Sustainability:
    • Nature-based solutions for Carbon Sequestration
    • Biology and biologic diversity
    • Sustainable economic development
    • Energy 
    • Climate Change adaptation

The GSF application cycle for 2023-2024 is now closed

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The GSF Application is now closed. Winners will be announced in early May. 

Rosabelli Coelho


Manager, Amazonia Seed Fund