MIT-Israel seed funds support new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts.

MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues in universities in Israel. The newly launched MIT- Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund is open to MIT faculty from all disciplines to collaborate with Israeli faculty at one of the following Institutions: Bar-Ilan University; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Technion - Israel Institute of Technology; Tel Aviv University; University of Haifa; and the Weizmann Institute of Science. The Israeli colleague(s) must be identified and at least one MIT PhD student must be included in the proposal. The maximum award is $30,000.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Israeli participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Israeli teams
  • include MIT PhD students

The MIT-Israel Seed Fund is a part of MISTI Global Seed Funds. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application and evaluation procedures apply.

Call for proposals will be in May 2019 with proposals due in September.

The MIT-Israel – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Seed Fund

The MIT-Israel – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Seed Fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.  Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues at Ben-Gurion University. The Israeli colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal. Applications for up to $15,000 are recommended, maximum award is $30,000

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Israeli participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Israeli teams
  • include students

At BGU, you may contact Prof. Yosi Kost. At MIT, you may contact David Dolev.

The MIT-Israel – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Seed Fund is a part of MISTI Global Seed Funds. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application and evaluation procedures apply.

Applicants must submit their proposals using the online application portal.