Mexico has in recent years become a world leader in the areas of energy reform and climate change. Seed funds enable MIT faculty and researchers to collaborate with colleagues in Mexico to solve common challenges.

MIT-Mexico Instituto Politécnico Nacional Seed Fund​

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues at The Instituto Politécnico Nacional.

The Mexican colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal. The maximum award is $30,000.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Mexican participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Mexican teams
  • involve undergraduate and graduate students

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