Call for seed money for cooperation with Mediterranean countries

In its function as the Swiss Leading House for the MENA region, the HES-SO is pleased to launch a new call for seed money for cooperation with Mediterranean countries.

The  goal  of  the  seed  money  for  cooperation  with  Mediterranean  countries is to  initiate  larger  joint activities or consolidating existing partnerships between Switzerland and Mediterranean countries of the MENA region.

The seed money grants shall achieve the following objectives:

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

The  call  is  open  to  any  research  theme  that  tackles  challenges  in  the  Mediterranean  region:  both monodisciplinary and multidisciplinary proposals are welcome.

The Mediterranean countries of the MENA region are the target of this call, namely Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.  Deadline for applications is 6 May 2018.

The respective guidelines and application form are attached and can also be found on our website:

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Last modified: 19. March 2018