Consolidation Grants 2022

Research Open Call 31 Jul 2022 Thailand LH
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Description
Status
Open Call
Deadline
31 Jul 2022
Type
Research
Country
Thailand
Institution
LH

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has mandated the University of St.Gallen as the Leading House for the Latin American Region (LH) for the bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Switzerland and Latin America for the period 2021-2024. 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.

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has mandated the University of St.Gallen as the Leading House for the Latin American Region (LH) for the bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Switzerland and Latin America for the period 2021-2024. 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.

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 with the aim of producing accountable scientific outcomes in domains that have been identified as priorities by both Latin American and Swiss institutions. The goal of this instrument is to provide a solid impulse to prepare larger applications (Anschubfinanzierung). Along with the organization of collective workshops, conferences, and fieldwork, the COG fosters initiatives for the mobility of young researchers (PostDocs, PhD, and MA students).

Eligibility:

Each proposal must have one principal applicant based in Switzerland and one in Latin America.

The Swiss Principal Investigator must hold at least a PhD degree and employment as a scientist in an eligible Swiss institution (Swiss federal institutes of technology, cantonal universities, federal and cantonal research institutes, universities of applied sciences) with a permanent position contract (minimum of 40%) unrelated to the COG project. Research institutions in Switzerland must be accredited by swissuniversities.

The Principal Investigator in Latin America must be affiliated with an accredited university or a public research institute and hold a faculty or scientist position or a doctoral degree and several years of academic experience. He or she must have a permanent position contract unrelated to the COG project. For multilateral projects conducted with more than one Latin American partner, projects might have one Principal Investigator for each country.

For more information, click here.

Funding:

Consolidation Grants fund a minimum of CHF 25,000 and a maximum of CHF 50,000 per project. The grant will be disbursed in two instalments: 80% upon signing the grant contract and 20% after approval of the final report. The research team must conduct the project within a maximum of 18 months in a 24-month period. It can start at the earliest in February 2023 and must be finished at the latest in January 2025.

Application process:

For details regarding the application process, click here.

Information Session:

On June 16, 2022, 16:00-18:00 (CET), an information session will be held, where individual questions regarding the Consolidation Grant 2022 can be asked.

Zoom (Meeting-ID: 612 6683 7071 / Code: 083097).