New fund empowers MIT and 7 Israeli universities in STEM research

MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund is awarding up to $30,000 for collaborations in which MIT faculty members partner with colleagues in Israel

A newly launched fund is uniting faculty from one of America's most prestigious universities and seven leading Israeli academic institutions in pursuit of the next generation of groundbreaking research in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.

The MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund is now calling for proposals from Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty members and research scientists for its inaugural round of seed funding to support collaborations between teams at MIT and their counterparts in Israel.

The fund is granting awards of up to $30,000 for the collaborations, also supporting travel costs for exchanges between colleagues in the U.S. and Israel. MIT faculty from all disciplines are eligible to submit proposals for partnerships with Israeli faculty from Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, University of Haifa, and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Continue story...