Open call – CODEV Seed Money Grants

For the current phase 2013-2016 period, EPFL has been asked to lead exploratory activities with Latin America aimed at establishing new strategic partnerships. Five countries, namely Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru stood out in the mapping study done in 2013, particularly because of the magnitude of their already existing collaborations with Switzerland and their potential in terms of increasing scientific and academic cooperation with Swiss scientists or institutions. The Seed Money Grant seeks to initiate or intensify research collaboration between Switzerland and the above mentioned countries.

The call is open to all scientists at federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teachers’ education and public research institutions. The maximum granted amount per project is CHF 25,000.

  • Opening: March 23rd 2015
  • Deadline for submissions: May 26th 2015
  • More information (Available in EN)


CODEV Seed Money Conference 2014 – “Seed Money: Experiences, Achievements and impact”

Date: Thursday, 30 October 2014, 9:00 – 12:30
Place: Room BC 420, EPFL Campus

The Seed Money Program (SMP) of the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) at the EPFL was established in 2005 aiming at encouraging scientific cooperation with partners in the global South through grants awarded in a competitive annual call to EPFL researchers. The 1st. Seed Money Conference is being held the 30th of October 2014, with the participation of ACIS members among the speakers.

More information about the Seed Money Program 2015 (Available in EN, FR)