Seed funding for partnerships with South Africa

Publié le 02.06.2020. Mis à jour le 26.04.2021.

The Leading House Region Africa is launching a call for seed funding for projects between research institutions in Switzerland and South Africa, with particular focus on Limpopo province.

Under the bilateral programmes of the State Secretariat for Research, Education and Innovation (SERI), the LH Africa is launching a fast track call for applications from Swiss academic institutions that can support the partners’ efforts in Limpopo province to accelerate the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, especially SDGs 3 (good health and well-being), 5 (gender equality), 6 (clean water and sanitation) and 13 (climate action), in the Limpopo province to mitigate some of the impacts of COVID-19. The current seed money call aims at developing new or consolidating existing partnerships with institutions in South Africa. It will offer to the collaborating institutions an opportunity for opening or strengthening their potential of long-term collaboration and follow-up activities.

Eligible costs cover supporting staff, equipment, research funds and travels. Proposals from all scientific domains addressing any of the SDGs, especially those mentioned above, are welcome. The projects with a concrete research–cum–action approach will be encouraged that show clear intended benefits for partners and communities in South Africa in general and in Limpopo province in particular.

Deadline: 5 June 2020, 17:00 hours CEST

Funding: max. 25,000 CHF per project (total budget available 240,000 CHF)

Information and application: https://www.swisstph.ch/en/research/leading-house/#c25209