The purpose of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is to foster knowledge and research in science, technology and other areas that serve to confront the great challenges of the 21st century. The ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation, aware of the potential of MIT, has set up, in collaboration with this institution, the MIT-SPAIN ”la Caixa” Foundation SEED FUND call for projects.
Through an annual call for proposals, the MIT-SPAIN ”la Caixa” Foundation SEED FUND provides grants with the aim of supporting research projects carried out jointly between Spanish universities and research groups and MIT research groups.
This call for proposals aims to boost cooperation between faculty, researchers and students in Spain and those from MIT. All Spanish non-profit research centres and universities can enter the call for proposals, in collaboration with one or more research groups at MIT.
For the first round in 2017, the maximum grant is $30,000 per project and must be focused in one of the following fields:
- Health: cancer, AIDS-HIV, cardiovascular disorders, neurodegenerative illnesses and global and planetary health.
- Energy: new energy sources and renewable energies.
- The global economy: economics, science and technology as tools to combat social inequality.
The second round will be open from 21th May 2018 to 17th September 2018.
If you still don’t have faculty connections with MIT, the following links will help you find faculty connections: http://web.mit.edu/research and http://global.mit.edu/research.