How to Apply

Before applying

Please read the eligibility criteria, see what previous winners have achieved, and have a look at some of SEED Research publications on Critical Success Factors and Key Performance Indicators to help you to understand what kind of Award Winners we are looking for.

There are two ways to apply for a SEED Award:




Call for applications for the 2016 SEED Awards in India closed on 30 September 2016.

SEED Application Process

Stage 1: Submission of application form    (Deadline: 30 September)

Application forms have to be submitted before the deadline. Late submissions cannot be considered. 

There are two ways to apply for a SEED Award:

  1. Apply online here (preferred method)
  2. Download the offline application form here

Stage 2: Selection of Finalists    (Mid-October) 

An internal selection team will process the applications in order to compile a shortlist of the most promising eco-inclusive enterprises. The shortlisting process will be through careful consideration of each application against each of the eligibility criteria.

Stage 3: Submission of additional information    (End of October) 

Enterprises selected as one of the finalists will be contacted by SEED. They will be requested to provide the following additional information in order to help the jury select the Award Winners:

  • a business plan - even if it is only a draft;
  • a letter from each partner explaining their role and their relationship to the lead organisation;
  • photographs and any other relevant visual material to help us to picture the enterprise (if available)

Stage 4: Selection of Winners    (Early November) 

Based on the applications and the additional information, Winners will be selected by an international jury of external experts in sustainable development. SEED will conduct due diligence tests and authenticate the information before the SEED Winners are finally selected.

SEED will notify all applicants of the result. SEED Award Winners will also be announced on the SEED website.

 For any queries, please contact SEED Team at or contact  by phone (+49 89 248830714) or fax (+49 89 248830770).

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