Call for Proposal: Skoltech-MIT Next Generation Program

Skoltech and MIT announce the 4th Call for Proposals for the Next Generation Program (NGP) consisting of joint projects. This call is for PI-initiated projects in research, education, and/or innovation.

A team jointly led by a PI from Skoltech and a PI from MIT may submit a single, integrated proposal in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Research areas of science and engineering:
    1. Data Science
    2. Life Sciences and Health
    3. Cutting-edge Engineering & Advanced Materials
    4. Energy Efficiency
    5. Advanced Studies
  1. Areas of education, innovation, and entrepreneurship:
    1. Course Development
    2. Educational Initiatives
    3. Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development

Skoltech and MIT expect to award approximately 10–11 joint projects. The total funding per NGP research project is up to 20 million rubles for Skoltech and $800K–1,050K for MIT, for a 2½-year grant period with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2022. The total funding per non-research collaborative project is up to 4 million rubles for Skoltech and up to $200K-400K for MIT, for a 1- or 2-year grant period. A completed White Paper should be submitted jointly by Skoltech and MIT lead PIs by September 1, 2021. For more information and how to apply, visit.

Please reach out to the Program at with any questions, including those about the areas of interest or the application process itself.