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Seed Money Grants 2019 (Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo de la U. de St. Gallen)

Deadline: 16 June 2019.

Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo de la U. de St. Gallen

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 (in this case, Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo de la U. de St. Gallen) 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 for activities in all scientific disciplines and fields for mono- or interdisciplinary
research projects
.

A Swiss Principal Investigator/Researcher holding a position in an eligible Swiss Institution must
act as the main applicant and is qualified to submit the proposal
. Applications that include Master and PhD students must be submitted by their supervisors. Researchers of federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teachers’ education, as well as public research institutions are entitled to apply.

The Principal Investigator/Researcher in Latin America must be affiliated to an accredited university
or a public research institute
and must hold a faculty or scientist position or a doctoral degree besides
bringing along several years of research experience
.

In addition to the Latin American and the Swiss Investigators/Researchers, other collaborating
partners, including researchers affiliated to international organizations and think thanks may also
qualify to participate
if they have a solid track record of research and publications.

Seed Money Grants are meant to pay project related costs, travels, organization of workshops, conferences, consumables, accommodations, fieldwork, but are not designed to pay salaries, tuition fees, outsourced services and hardware.

Grants between CHF 10,000 and CHF 25,000 will be awarded.

Applications shall be submitted in electronic format to the Leading House for the Latin American Region of the University of St.Gallen: leadinghouse@unisg.ch.

Deadline: 16 June 2019

[Boletín SIUN 439, 30/31 de mayo de 2019]

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