Seed Grants

By Joshua Lanzarini

Do you want to see a tender plant grow? Apply for a Seed Grant!

The Participatory Science Academy (Partizipative Wissenschaftsakademie, PWA) awards Seed Grants for the development and/or implementation of participatory citizen science projects. The last deadline to apply for a seed grant was on February 28, 2022. The next round will be announced towards the end of 2022.  

Download the slides from the Seed Grant Q&A Session here. (PDF, 551 KB)

With the Seed Grants, the PWA creates incentives for the participatory development and/or implementation of research projects. Teams of academic researchers from UZH and/or ETHZ and citizens are given the opportunity to develop and/or carry out a participatory research project. Priority is given to projects which, in addition to the prospect of excellent research, show a high degree of participation in as many phases of the research process as possible. One seed grant per year is reserved for research on participatory research.

Application material


Below, you find all documents needed to prepare and submit an application for a Seed Grant. Please use the form that we provide for submitting your application. You may contact the PWA Office with any questions you might have.

Call for applications (English) (PDF, 149 KB)

Application form (English) (DOCX, 84 KB)

At a Glance: Seed Grants from the Participatory Science Academy (PDF, 3 MB)