Seed Money Grants 2020 The goal of the Seed Money Grants is to strengthen or initiate scientific exchange between researchers from Swiss and Latin American institutions in all disciplines by enabling them to jointly undertake preliminary research and organize meetings, conferences, or workshops. Seed Money Grants are particularly useful to develop joint project proposals to be submitted to large funding agencies in Latin America, Switzerland, and Europe or to combine already existing and independently funded projects in Switzerland and the partner countries in order to create long lasting cooperation. For the period 2017-2020, the Leading House will support new cooperation endeavors with all potential partners in the region. Therefore, the Leading House opens the call, inviting scholars from Switzerland to propose mono- or interdisciplinary research projects in any Latin American country, involving bilateral or multilateral partnerships. The call is open to all disciplines and fields. However, his year’s call is restricted to certain SDGs and Innovation (see Call). Additionally, proposals have to guarantee a direct transfer to society. Grants between CHF 10,000 and CHF 25,000 will be awarded. Application Before applying, please make sure you have read all information given in the Call, the General Grant Guidelines, and the Budget. To apply: - fill in the Application Form and upload the following documents: - Budget - Co-Investigator(s) from Switzerland or Latin America, Personal Data (if applicable) - Proposal (according to the details given in the Call) - CVs (according to the details given in the Call) Deadline June 3, 2020 Important Notice Seed Money Grants are meant to pay project related costs, travels, organization of workshops, conferences, consumables, accommodations, fieldwork, but cannot cover salaries, tuition fees, outsourced services and hardware. Important Notice Covid-19 Please note that, due to Covid-19, in accordance with SERI, the Leading House for the Latin American Region made adjustments to the Call (extended deadline) and the General Grant Guidelines (e.g. costs that can be covered). To check the modifications, please access the relevant documents in the downloads section.