Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
A new India Innovation Fund has been launched to provide seed funding for MIT faculty projects in India.
Funds may be used to cover travel, meeting and workshop costs incurred in India, including travel to India. The average award will be $30,000, but requests of up to $100,000 will be considered.
The first application deadline is Feb. 1, 2010.
The India Innovation Fund is administered by MISTI Global Seed Funds. For more information and to apply, visit: http://web.mit.edu/misti/faculty/seed.html