The MIT-Colombia-Universidad de los Andes Seed Fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia.

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues at Universidad de los Andes. The Universidad de los Andes colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal. The maximum award is $25,000.


Priority will be given to projects that

  • propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Universidad d los Andes participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Universidad d los Andes teams
  • include students


The MIT-Colombia Universidad d los Andes is a part of MISTI Global Seed Funds. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application and evaluation procedures apply.


Applicants interested in a Colombia-wide collaboration (not restricted to the Universidad de los Andes) can apply to the MISTI GSF general fund. Funding is provided by the MIT Sloan Latin America Office.