ETH Zurich Seed Money Projects 2016: Bilateral Research Collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Region

Deadline: 1 September 2016

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned ETH Zurich as Leading House (LH) and  is inviting applicants for its seed money projects with scientific partner institutions. The goal of the seed money call is to establish and strengthen links between Swiss researchers and scientists and institutions of the below mentioned countries.

The current call for seed money project will be held on 23-25 May 2016 at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) in Olten, Switzerland.


  • To intensify interaction and scientific cooperation between Swiss scientists or institutions and those of the partner countries.
  • To establish research partnerships of mutual interest and benefits.
  • To connect existing but separately funded research projects in Switzerland and the partner countries.

Funding Information

  • The maximum grant sum for each individual project is CHF 10,000.
  • This call for seed money projects is the last call in the current funding period, which will allow funding of approximately 20 projects.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The call is open for activities in all scientific disciplines and fields of research.
  • All scientists of federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teachers’ education, as well as public research institutions are eligible to apply. Applications by doctoral students must be submitted by their supervisors. The Swiss scientist is the main applicant.
  • Research partners must be scientists affiliated to a university or a public research institute from one of the countries mentioned below. The principal investigator must hold a faculty or senior scientist position or a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) with several years of research experience.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

Eligible Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

For more information, please visit Seed Money Projects 2016.

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