The “Global Seed Fund” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) enables ambitious young academics from the University of Stuttgart to apply for extra financial help for their research projects. This program makes it possible for successful applicants to work with research partners at MIT, to develop research projects and identify and utilize synergies.
Due to COVID-19, the GSF application cycle has shifted to the fall and will open in September. The deadline will be December 14.
The current call for applications encourages postdocs from all disciplines to apply for a Seed Fun of maximum $25.000, if students are involved in the research project.
The Seed Fund is intended for ambitious early career researchers, who are just beginning their academic careers. This includes post-doc students (e.g. assistant professors, participants on the Emmy Noether-Program, heads of Junio Research Groups, those receiving an ERC Starting Grant, junior professors, professors with tenure track and newly appointed professors).
The program is managed by the International Science and Technology Initiative (MISTI) at the MIT, and by the International Office/International Affairs at the University of Stuttgart. It is also possible to organize contact to potential/desired research partners at MIT via MISTI.
In 2015, a cooperative program for scientists and students was agreed between the University of Stuttgart and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/MIT, with the aim of forging closer relationships in research and teaching at the two universities.