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The MITOR Project supports research collaborations and exchanges between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Politecnico di Torino (POLITO). Launched in 2009, thanks to the generous support of the Compagnia di San Paolo, the MITOR Project provides more than 200,000 dollars a year in seed funds for faculty collaborations, workshops, and research stays at POLITO for MIT graduate students and Ph.D's, and at MIT for POLITO Ph.D students and post-docs The Project also provides small grants for MIT students who intern at POLITO labs and spinoffs.

The application deadline for the MITOR seed fund is September 21st 2015 and rolling afterward. Apply online.

Priority will be given to projects in:


-Life Sciences

-Smart Cities

-Smart Energy

There is no deadline for the internship grants. For more information about the collaborations and exchanges covered by the MITOR project, please go to the relevant grant categories.

If you need additional information, please contact Dr. Serenella Sferza, MIT-Italy Program Co-director at