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

Below is a list of the current available Funds. The Selection Board has the discretion to access, reassign, and potentially award applications submitted to one fund through another fund.

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.

The MIT-Israel 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 Israel.

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

This year, special priority will be given to proposals that fit within Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Manufacturing priorities to identify emerging innovative technologies around but not limited to:

  • Manufacturing Process Control
  • Modeling of Materials and Processes
  • Novel materials for extreme environments
  • Automation of the Factory of the Future

MIT-Israel Lockheed Martin 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.

 

MIT-Israel Broshy Brain and Cognitive Sciences Fund

The MIT-Israel Broshy Brain and Cognitive Sciences Fund is open to MIT faculty from all disciplines to collaborate with Israeli faculty at all universities and public research institutions in Israel. Applications are required to have a focus on brain and cognitive sciences: the mechanisms of the brain and how they give rise to the mind, in fields including cellular and molecular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, cognitive science, and computation
 
MIT-Israel Broshy Brain and Cognitive Sciences Fund is a part of MISTI Global Seed Funds. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application and evaluation procedures apply.
 
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
  • involve undergraduate and graduate students

 Applicants must submit their proposals using the online application portal.