MIT Portugal Program 2024 Call for Seed Grant Proposals

The MIT Portugal Program (MPP) is pleased to announce its 2024 call for seed grant proposals, open now through June 3, 2024. While this funding is exclusively for MIT PIs, proposals that include collaboration with Portuguese faculty, industry and other research institutions in Portugal are strongly encouraged. If you do not have a collaborator in Portugal, the Program can help you to connect.  
Interested researchers at MIT are encouraged to submit proposals including one or more of the following areas:

  • Climate Science & Climate Change
  • Earth Systems: Oceans to Near Space
  • Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Other research areas that are of benefit to the Portuguese people

For the 2024 call for proposals, the Program encourages both:

  • New applications for innovative projects, in collaboration with a Portuguese team, and
  • Renewal applications to allow for the continuation of research projects, with an active Portuguese collaborator, that were funded in 2023 and which grants have not yet expired. 

The total funding per project is between 150,000 to $200,000 annually, for a one-to-two-year grant period. Proposals with a higher budget will be considered with appropriate justification. A completed proposal and budget template should be submitted by June 3, 2024. For more information and how to apply, visit MIT Funding.
Please reach out to with any questions, including those about the areas of interest or the application process itself.
Prof. Douglas Hart and Prof. John Hansman
MIT Portugal Program Directors