Graduate Institute’s Seed Money Grants
➔ Graduate Institute’s full seed money grants are primarily aimed at assistant and associate professors and/or newly arrived other faculty to support the initiation of research activities, which can serve as pilot projects for subsequent grant applications from outside agencies (SNSF, ERC, SNIS, etc.). The maximum amount that may be requested is CHF 7,500. Awardees are expected to submit at least one proposal for external funding within one year of the start of the award.
➔ As a second priority, partial seed money grants can also be awarded to full professors for data preparation, archival, field or bibliographical work, or preparing a special issue of a journal or an edited volume. The maximum amount that may be requested is CHF 2,500. Awardees are expected to produce a scholarly output (e.g. submitted article, chapter, working paper) or a grant proposal within one year of the start of the award.
➔ Seed money grants are one-time and non-renewable. Their minimum amount is CHF 1,000. Submission deadlines are 1 May and 1 November.
For the full application procedure please refer to the Seed Money Grants Guidelines below.