MIT-Brazil Seed Fund
The MIT-Brazil Seed Fund supports budding research collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts in Brazil.
Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues in universities and public research in Brazil. The Brazilian 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 Brazilian participants
- demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Brazilian teams
In addition to the general MIT-Brazil Seed Fund, which is open to projects involving any university or research laboratory anywhere in Brazil, additional funds are available for projects through partnerships with FAPESP and FACEPE.
- MIT-Brazil-FAPESP joint funding: Projects involving collaboration with Brazilian researchers in the state of São Paulo who have existing FAPESP grants are eligible for joint funding with FAPESP. Applicants should note this on their applications to MISTI. The Brazilian applicant(s) should submit a duplicate copy of the MISTI proposal to FAPESP along with an additional application due to FAPESP. The FAPESP application should specify how the total budget is to be apportioned between MISTI and FAPESP according to the instructions on the FAPESP website.
- MIT-Brazil-FACEPE joint funding: Projects involving collaboration with Brazilian researchers in the state of Pernambuco are eligible for joint funding with FACEPE. Applicants should note this on their applications to MISTI. It is not necessary for the Brazilian applicant to have an existing FACEPE grant. The Brazilian applicant(s) should submit a duplicate copy of the MISTI proposal to FACEPE along with an additional application due to FACEPE. The FACEPE application should specify how the total budget is to be apportioned between MISTI and FACEPE according to the instructions on the FACEPE website.
Please note on the MISTI GSF application if you are applying to joint funding with any of the above institutions. If so, you must send MISTI a copy of the partner institution’s application form when you submit your MISTI GSF application. Any and all funding requested from the above partner institutions associated with the project should be specified in the application.
The MIT-Brazil Seed Fund is a part of MISTI Global Seed Funds. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application and evaluation procedures apply. The deadline for the 2013-2014 MIT-Brazil Seed Fund grant cycle is September 23, 2013.