MIT-Israel seed funds support new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts. During the 2018-19 cycle, the only open Fund is the MIT-Israel - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Seed Fund.

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.