Most MITOR funds are awarded through seed fund grants for collaborative projects submitted jointly by an MIT and a POLITO PI'S. Students and faculty will complete their research stays at the host institution as participants in such collaborations.
Successful MIT applicants must have a research partner, and if students' stays are involved, a faculty serving as their official "host" at POLITO. Conversely, POLITO applicants need a research partner at MIT, and for stays involving a formal visiting status an official academic host at MIT. In general such status is available for stays of one semester or more. Grants vary depending on the length of stay and applicants' positions, and are not meant to replace academic salaries.
Only grants for MIT students interning at POLITO companies and lab follow a different procedure and are awarded through the MIT-Italy Program. For more info on the MITOR internships, please contact Dr. Serenella Sferza, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next application deadline for the MITOR seed funds will be in the Spring of 2013.
For a list of 2011 recipients please go to http://mit.edu/misti/faculty/past-awards/mitor-winners-2011.html