Funds for Faculty-Led Undergraduate
MISTI and the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP), which manages UROP/IROP, have partnered to make it possible for more MIT undergraduate students to complete a faculty-led research project abroad.
As an MIT faculty member, you are encouraged to help create a unique international research opportunity for undergrads while furthering your own international research project, whether or not it is part of a MISTI Global Seed Funds grant.
Funds available will cover costs to support undergraduates for an eight- to twelve-week research project abroad (including travel, living costs and insurance). MISTI will provide training on cultural differences, workplace norms and safety and security in the host country. IROP funds are reserved for summer.
If you involve undergraduates in your area of research and are interested in sending a UROP student abroad, please complete this short form.
If you are interested, but don’t yet have a student in mind, MISTI may be able to help you identify a candidate. Please fill out the form for more information.