Seed Grants

The Participatory Science Academy (Partizipative Wissenschaftsakademie, PWA) awards Seed Grants for the development and/or implementation of participatory citizen science projects. Grants with a maximum amount of CHF 50,000 can be applied for twice a year. The next deadline will be announced soon. Applications for up to CHF 10,000 can be submitted on an ongoing basis.

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, 99 KB)

Application form (English) (DOCX, 82 KB)