Have you connected with the appropriate people at MIT?
International engagements benefit from input from administrators in multiple offices to negotiate and implement an agreement. They also need to be approved by the appropriate dean or department head, and large and/or complex agreements may need to be reviewed by the International Advisory Committee (IAC).
When can collaborators announce the project?
What about an MOU?
International collaborators often ask MIT or Principal Investigators to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to memorialize discussions about a potential collaboration. MIT generally doesn’t negotiate or sign MOUs or other documents that simply state that discussions are taking place, preferring to work on and document the actual scope and terms of projects.