The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has launched a new fund to provide seed funding for MIT faculty projects in India.
The India Innovation Fund will cover travel, meeting and workshop costs incurred in India, including travel to India.
The average award will be $30,000, but requests of up to $100,000 will be considered.
The India Innovation Fund is administered by the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) Global Seed Funds, which provide funding for faculty to jump-start international projects and encourage student involvement in faculty-led international research.
MISTI, the MIT largest international program, aims to connect MIT students and faculty with research and innovation around the world. Working closely with a network of premier corporations, universities and research institutes, MISTI matches over 400 MIT students with internships and research abroad each year.
The first application deadline is Feb. 1, 2010.
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