MIT-Africa Seed Fund awards grants to six projects

Six projects were selected for the second-annual MIT-Africa Seed Fund to encourage new research and education initiatives between MIT and African collaborators. The 2023-2024 grantees will work on innovative projects that will help lay the foundations for new research between MIT and African collaborators.
The MIT-Africa Seed Fund is part of the MIT Global Seed Funds program, offered in collaboration with the Center for International Studies, and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Activities.

  • Climate change on infection-triggered anemia
    Jacquin Niles, Whittaker Professor, Biological Engineering
    Raffaella Gozzelino, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal – Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde
  • Developing a plan for implementing Project Prakash in Africa
    Pawan Sinha, Professor of Vision and Computational Neuroscience, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    Salome Maswime, University of Cape Town 
  • Investigating the irradiation stability of indigenous carbonitriding agent
    Ericmoore Jossou, Nuclear Science and Engineering 
    Tabiri Asumadi, Sunyani Technical University 
  • Low-Cost Vaulted Earthen Masonry Floor Systems 
    John Ochsendorf, Class of 1942 Professor; Professor of Architecture; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; MacVicar Faculty Fellow, Architecture 
    Asgedom Haile, Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development
  • Pathways@GDL – PrePhD Fellowships for Talented African Social Scientists
    Noah Nathan, Associate Professor of Political Science, Political Science
  • Reconstructing the History of Madagascar’s Climate and Ecosystems
    David McGee, Earth Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
    Lydia Rahantarisoa, University of Antananarivo

For more information, visit the page of the MIT Global Seed Funds program and the press release issued by the Center for International Studies.