Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Grants are available through the Center for International Studies (CIS) for advanced doctoral students working in close collaboration with a faculty member on any international aspect of energy, environment and international affairs.
Projects may include research on energy issues in developing countries, energy and security, energy and the environment and topics in international affairs. Both summer and academic-year funding will be awarded. Academic-year awards will be in the form of a standard RA position, including tuition and stipend. Summer research grants will be up to $5,000 and may cover travel, living costs and other necessary expenses related to the research.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 18, 2002.