SERI | Consolidation Grants 2022 for the Latin America Region


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Date 31.07.2022  
Category Call for proposal

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has mandated the University of St.Gallen (HSG) as Leading House for bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Latin America.  In 2022, the Leading House for the Latin American Region (LH) opened a call for proposals for Consolidation Grants.

The current call for Consolidation Grants 2022 aims to promote mono- or interdisciplinary projects and involve bilateral or multilateral partnerships with Latin American countries. Researchers of all disciplines are invited to apply.

Project proposals should ensure a direct transfer to society, benefiting local communities and building capacity. Researchers also must present socially, culturally, or technically innovative projects, fostering resilience.

The Consolidation Grant (COG) aims to encourage more advanced, solid projects filling in the gap between smaller instruments and bigger calls (e.g., SNSF, SNIS, ERC). It promotes sustainable, longer-term research cooperation between Swiss and Latin American scholars to produce accountable scientific outcomes in domains that have been identified as priorities by both Latin American and Swiss institutions.

Who can apply:

  • Each proposal must have one principal applicant based in Switzerland and one in Latin America
  • Postdoctoral scientist, senior scientist and professor of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, as well as public research institutions.
  • The Swiss PI must be employed at one of the aforementioned Swiss institutions (minimum of 40%).
  • The Principal Investigator in Latin America (Latin American PI) must be affiliated to an accredited university or a public research institute and must hold a faculty or scientist position or a doctoral degree besides bringing along several years of research experience.
  • Co-investigators based in Switzerland and Latin America can also participate as team members, including MA and PhD students.

Funding: up to CHF 50’000

Duration: up to 18 months within a two-year time window (February 2023 – January 2025)

Eligible costs: travel, accommodation costs, project consumables and equipment, outsourcing. Does NOT cover research projects, salaries or scientific exchanges.

Call timeline:
  • Application deadline: 31 July 2022
  • Decision: 9 December 2022
  • Earliest project start: February 2023

For more information and application, please have a look at the call website, the Call, the Application form, and the Budget.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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