The University of Bern offers seed money for researchers participating in European collaborative projects.
|Eligibility:||Employees of the University of Bern.|
|Amount:||Max. CHF 10,000 per planned submission. A total of CHF 60,000 is available for seed money for the current year.|
|Scope:||The seed money covers costs incurred during the preparation of a European collaborative project. Eligible are Horizon 2020 project proposals in which the University of Bern plays a substantial role (e.g. coordination) and which will be submitted in 2018 or 2019. Seed money cannot be applied for retroactively.|
|Use of seed money:||Travel, consultants, translating, editing, salaries, etc. Preparatory research activities cannot be funded. Before payment of the seed money is made, an agreement will be reached on how the use of the funds is to be reported.|
|Application format:||Max. 2 DIN A4 pages (see application form below).|
Further seed money
The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation offers research bodies, organizations and companies based in Switzerland a lump-sum contribution in the amount of CHF 8,000 for project coordination. Eligible are applicants proposing to coordinate a research project under Horizon 2020 and whose evaluated project proposal reaches or exceeds the threshold laid down by the Commission.