MIT-Imperial Seed Fund

The MIT-Imperial Seed Fund aims to kick-start early-stage, risky and ‘blue skies’ research ideas that might not otherwise be pursued. The Fund will support early-stage collaboration among academics, researchers and students at MIT and Imperial by facilitating exchange between participating research groups through provision of grants to cover travel, workshops, meetings, hackathons, networks and other activities to explore research directions.

The call is now open to joint applications from MIT and Imperial. Applications are expected to enable researchers at MIT and Imperial to build or reinforce lasting contacts with the very best researchers in their field. Collaborations can be with new collaborators, existing or previous collaborators, providing that the application demonstrates a strong development of the collaborations proposed.

Please see here and the attached guidance document for more information, including the eligibility criteria and application process.

Queries should be directed to Alex Page (International Relations Office) at

Funding opportunity MIT-Imperial Seed Fund
Key dates 15 January 2016 (24.59 Boston, USA time) Application deadline
  mid-March 2016 Decisions announced
Contact Alex Page, International Relations Office,
Additional information This is not a restricted call