MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives

Posted on September 9, 2008  Comments (1)

MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives

MIT is providing seed funding to faculty to encourage global research. The seed funds cover a variety of expenses, including exploratory field research, workshop materials and instrument costs. Each proposal is eligible for up to $20,000 in funding. Research and collaboration can take place anywhere in the world on any topic. For all projects, up to $10,000 in additional funding is available for undergraduate and graduate student participation.

MISTI country programs also offer five country-specific seed funds for collaborative research involving France, India, Italy, Japan or Spain.

This is a good use of their huge endowment. So is the Open Courseware initiative. As is their elimination of tuition for those with families earning less than $75,000. Good for MIT.

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One Response to “MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives”

  1. kate
    September 10th, 2008 @ 5:33 am

    In 2004 MISTI sent me to Singapore for a summer to research ship hull design, and there were other people my year in Hong Kong through the same program. Just so people know it isn’t limited to the five countries you specifically mention.

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