Promotion of Research Uni Internal Grants

Seed Money

The University of Bern offers seed money for researchers coordinating 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 Europe project proposals where the University of Bern is the coordinator (or plays a substantial role) and which will be submitted in 2021 or 2022.
Use of seed money: Workshops with project partners, consultants, translating, editing, salaries, etc. Preparatory research activities cannot be funded. Seed money cannot be granted retroactively. Before payment of the seed money is made, instructions will be given on how to report on the use of the funds.
Application format: Max. 2 DIN A4 pages (see application form below).
Required content:
  • Call identifier and/or targeted programme area
  • Details of the research team at the University of Bern
  • Details on the partners of the collaborative project
  • Expected impact of the project
  • Approximate project budget of the University of Bern in EUR (if already possible to estimate)
  • Rough budget for the seed money (max. CHF 10,000)

Further seed money

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation is expected to offer a lump-sum contribution in the amount of CHF 8,000 for project coordination. Swiss institutions that submitted a collaborative research proposal under Horizon Europe as the coordinator will be eligible, provided the proposal reaches a given threshold in the evaluation. Details to follow.