Deadline: 19 August 2018
Grant sum: max. 10 kCHF
Project duration: up to 12 months
Eligible countries: ASEAN member states (except Singapore)1: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
1Singapore is not part of the current call, as scientific cooperation between Singapore and Switzerland is already well established.
Goals and objectives
The goal of the current seed money call is to establish and strengthen scientific collaboration between Swiss researchers and colleagues in one of the partner countries.
Seed money grants can be used to initiate new projects and/or establish new partnerships with scientific institutions in the partner countries.
The seed money grants shall serve the following purposes:
- to initiate new projects between Swiss scientists or institutions and those of the partner countries
- to establish new research partnerships of mutual interest and benefit
to connect existing but separately funded research projects in Switzerland and the partner countries.
- to develop a joint project proposal to be submitted to large funding agencies (National funding agencies or EU funding schemes)
The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research.