Projects focusing on fertilizer and water supply technologies are among those to have been granted a total of US$ 1.4 million in the third round of seed funding announced by the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Seven projects, led by 10 faculty principal investigators across seven MIT departments, will receive grants of up to US$ 200,000 per year.

A total of 38 principal investigators submitted seed research proposals before the awards were announced in May. The seven newly-funded projects mean 24 projects have been supported by J-WAFS since 2015.

J-WAFS Director John Lienhard said: “We must continue to advance innovations and creative ideas for delivering safe and secure food, and clean and renewable water supplies. 

“Through the innovative technologies and collaborations, we are supporting with these new research projects, J-WAFS is working to secure the future of our communities, the sustainability of our cities, and the prosperity of our economies in the face of rising populations, greater urbanization, and changing climates.”

Launched in 2014, J-WAFS aims to promote, coordinate and lead research related to water and food that will have a measurable and international impact.

Full details about the seven projects awarded seed funding can be found on here