[SERI - Seed Money Grants with MENA Countries | Research Funding]


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Date and time 31.05.2019  
Category Call for proposal

The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) as the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This call allows funding of approx. 26 mobility grants.
Partner countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.
Who can apply:

  • Permanently employed principal investigator at an eligible Swiss institution who is either hosting a MENA-based young scientist in CH or sending a Swiss-based scientists to a MENA country.
For whom:
  • BA, MA or PhD students (with max. 6 years of professional experience) based in a Swiss or MENA institution.
  • Swiss-based young scientists must also
    • Have permanent residence in CH, Swiss nationality, cross-border commuter permit for CH, or be in a marriage or registered partnership with a Swiss citizen.
    • Specific conditions apply for scientists holding the nationality of a MENA country.
For what:
  • To host a MENA-based young scientists at an eligible Swiss institution.
  • To send Swiss-based young scientists to a partner institution in a MENA region.
  • Activities may include fieldwork and/or an internship related to the applicant’s research project.
  • In any discipline and field of research.
Funding & Duration: max. CHF 5’000 for min. 4 weeks.
Eligible costs:
  • For outgoing scientists: flight reimbursement of max. CHF 1’000, living allowance of max. CHF 4’000 and, if justified, a contribution towards research and conference costs.
  • For incoming scientists: living allowance (actual cost of max. CHF 2’500 per month). Flights must be covered by the partner abroad.
Deadline: rolling call open until 31 December 2019
Decision: within 2 months
Latest start: March 2020
For more information and application, please have a look at the call webpage and call guidelines.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free



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