Call for Proposal: Skoltech-MIT Pilot Grants 2022

MIT Skoltech Program 2022 Call for Pilot Grant Proposals

After the 2020 successful round of pilot grants, the MIT Skoltech Program is calling for another round of proposals from MIT Principal Investigators from any of the Institute’s schools, departments, laboratories, or centers. The pilot grants are designed to seed and support idea generation for MIT faculty on topics that are of mutual interest to both MIT and Skoltech and that would promote collaboration between both parties. The call is open now through November 15.

For the 2022 Call for Proposals, the MIT Skoltech Program encourages both:

  1. New applications for innovative projects that have the potential to benefit the development of Skoltech, and
  2. Renewal applications to allow for the continuation of research projects that were funded in the first round of MIT Skoltech Program pilot grants (grants that will expire in June 2022).

Interested researchers are encouraged to submit proposals in the following 3 categories:

1. Research projects in the areas of science and engineering:

  • Data Science
  • Life Sciences and Health
  • Cutting-edge Engineering & Advanced Materials
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Advanced Studies

2. Projects in the areas of policy, economics, humanities, arts, and social sciences. The Program is especially interested in research projects in the fields of:

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Technology & Policy
  • Russian studies in general, including Russian history, Russian art, and Russian economy

3. Non-research projects to promote engagement and collaboration in topics and activities that may impact Russia or Skoltech, such as developing a course or an Entrepreneurship & Innovation program. If you have questions on whether a non-research project is appropriate, you can raise these with

For more information and how to apply, visit.

Please reach out to the Program at with any questions.