Market of traditional grains in Kastamonu, Turkey (Photo: Alessandra Giuliani)

Current Calls

Overview of current calls in the area of agricultural research for development  relevant for researchers based in Switzerland.

Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams (SPIRIT)

The new SPIRIT programme launched by SNF facilitates knowledge exchange between Swiss researchers and researchers in selected countries that are receiving development assistance. Submission of pre-proposals: all year round


Deadline: 15.11.2019

Call: Innovation Partnership Grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN region

Call for innovation partnership grants will support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers with non-academic innovation agents in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN.


Deadline: 15.11.2019

Call: International Geneva Award

The International Geneva Award has been established to distinguish three recently published academic articles that are are particularly relevant for International Organizations.


Deadline: 22.11.2019

Call for contributions: Plant health symposium

interested parties are invited to submit abstracts presenting research or field experiences on diverse aspects of plant health (contributors have to participate at the symposium on their own cost); deadline for submissions: 22 November 2019


Deadline: 15.01.2020

Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) call for projects 2020

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams. The project grants run for two years and range from 100’000 to 300’000 Swiss Francs. Submission deadline is January 15th 2020.


Deadline: 20.01.2020

Call: Bridging Grants with China, Japan, South Korea and ASEAN region

Bridging grants can fund the preparation of a joint project proposal for submission to large funding agencies or to develop established and long-term partnerships between two institutions or chairs. Deadline for submissions: 12 January 2020


Deadline: 01.02.2020

Postdoc.Mobility fellowships

These SNSF fellowships are aimed at researchers who have done a doctorate and who wish to pursue an academic career in Switzerland; deadline for applications: 1 February 2020


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