The MIT Skoltech Seed Fund Program is calling for proposals, now through Dec. 23, from MIT faculty and researchers with principal investigator status for innovative projects that have the potential to benefit the development of the MIT Skoltech Program or the mission of the Skolkovo Foundation. The program strongly encourages proposals that involve collaborative research with Skoltech or other Russian academic and research institutions.
Interested researchers are encouraged to submit proposals in the following three main categories:
- research projects in science and engineering (biomedicine, energy, information technology, data science and computational modeling, product design and manufacturing, and space);
- research projects in the areas of policy, economics, humanities, arts and social sciences (especially innovation and entrepreneurship, international collaborative programs, technology and policy, and general Russian studies, including Russian history, Russian art and Russian economy); and
- non-research projects to promote engagement and collaboration on topics and activities that may impact Russia, Skoltech, or other Russian institutions — such as course development, course teaching, student exchange, event organization (e.g., a hackathon or other application-type activity), etc.