2023 Research Partnership Grants – OPEN CALL
The aim of the Research Partnership Grants (RPG), formerly called Seed Money Grant, is to strengthen or initiate a scientific exchange between Swiss and Latin American researchers and institutions. They can be used to develop joint project proposals to be submitted to large funding agencies in Latin America, Switzerland, and Europe.
- for projects from CHF 10,000 up to CHF 25,000
- planned for Spring 2023 (currently open)
Ecosystem Grants – PLANNED CALL
The aim of the Ecosystem Grants (ECO) is to promote partnerships between academia and practice as well as transatlantic public-private initiatives supporting ecosystem innovation. It is to connect and encourage exchanges between startups, entrepreneurs, practitioners, and researchers at universities and research centres in Switzerland and Latin America (beyond the Brazil and Colombia AITs). The ECO highlights the importance of networks, platforms, and digital technology and will encourage the connection between scholars and industry.
- for projects from up to CHF 25,000
- planned for Spring 2023
Early Career Grants – PLANNED CALL
The Early Career Grant (ECG), formerly called Mobility Grant, specifically targets emerging researchers (PostDocs and PhD students). It allows for the integration of the next generation of scientists in international collaboration, helps to build new networks through personal contacts and mutual trust, and makes partnerships more sustainable. Early Career Grants offer a possibility to encourage Swiss researchers to boost their studies with a stay and fieldwork in Latin America without having to be a part of a team or academic group. The grant allows for up to three months of research stay.
- for projects from up to CHF 8,000
- planned for Spring 2024