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Vol. XXIV No. 1
September / October 2011
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MISTI Expands Faculty Seed Funds
and Launches New MIT-Chile Program

April Julich Perez

MISTI (MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives) has increased the geographic range of MISTI Global Seed Funds, an initiative that helps MIT faculty and researchers launch early-stage international projects and collaborations.

MISTI Global Seed Funds consists of a general pool for projects in any country and several country funds. Funding may be used to cover travel, meeting, and workshop costs to facilitate international projects and collaboration. Applicants are encouraged to involve MIT undergraduate and graduate students in their projects. In addition to country funds for projects in Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, and Spain, the program also now includes Belgium, Chile and Germany.

In 2010, MISTI received 112 requests for funding, and 46 and projects were awarded a total of $903,912.

MISTI has also launched its eleventh country program, MIT-Chile. In addition to supporting faculty international collaborations, MISTI country programs connect MIT students with internships and research around the world. Thanks to a partnership with the Chilean Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism, the MIT-Chile Program will place MIT undergraduate and graduate students in internships with Chilean companies and labs and facilitate collaboration between faculty at MIT and in Chile. The newly established MIT-Chile Seed Fund includes funding for projects with any Chilean institution, and two funds specifically for projects with colleagues at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Adolfo Ibáñez University.

MIT's primary international program, MISTI is a pioneer in applied international studies. Each year, the program places nearly 600 MIT students in professional internships and research with its network of leading companies, universities, research institutes, and NGOs around the world. MISTI currently has programs in Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and Spain. The program is a part of the Center for International Studies.

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