Seed Money projects

In addition to the multi-annual research programmes, the INREF seed money facility of €150.000 per year will allow the development of new ideas and initiatives.

In addition to the multi-annual research programmes, the INREF seed money facility of €150.000 per year will allow the development of new ideas and initiatives.

The following criteria for proposal evaluation will be used:
• The proposed project and expected follow-up activities should clearly reflect the general objectives of the INREF programme.
• The seed money proposals should have a clear development oriented focus and aim at partnership building with partners in developing countries or emerging economies.
• Seed money is an investment in new activities; it should result in new partnerships and networks for interdisciplinary research, new project proposals to be submitted to other donors, etc.
• Activities to enhance the capacity for interdisciplinary research, like participation in a training programme or workshop, are eligible for funding.
• Development of PhD training courses are eligible for funding if they are relevant for the various Graduate Schools, interesting for all PhD students from the South, and will be organised on a regular basis.
• Researchers of different Graduate Schools, if possible with scientists from other Wageningen UR groups, have to be involved in the proposed activities.
• The seed money proposal has to be submitted through one of the Graduate Schools.
• The maximum financial contribution from INREF will be € 25.000.
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Once a year, a call for proposals will be launched in May by the INREF management secretary.