Call for seed money grants with Switzerland 2018

The current seed money call aims at developing new or consolidating existing partnerships with institutions in Switzerland.

Goals and objectives

The goal of this seed money call is to develop links between Iranian researchers and scientists and institutions in Switzerland. Seed money should be utilized to develop a long-term partnership between two institutions. Such research partnerships should be based on mutual interest and benefits.

The call is open to any research theme that tackles challenges in the region of the partner countries (i.e. in Switzerland and Iran). Both monodisciplinary and multidisciplinary proposals are welcome.

Funding and budgeting

  • The maximum amount for a seed money grant is CHF 20,000.
  • The grant will be disbursed in two instalments: 80% after signing the grant contract and 20% after approval of the final report and financial statement.



Applications need to be submitted to the Swiss desk via the following link:

Note: If you are interested in submitting a proposal please send an email to us ( to create an account for you, then after receiving your username/password you can upload the completed application form enclosed with other documents on the portal mentioned above.




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