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.

Call for Opportunity Grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN Region

The Leading House ETH Zurich opens a call for proposals for opportunity grants supporting activities of Swiss researchers linked to specific events or incidents in the mentioned countries. Applications are accepted on a rolling base until 2020.


Deadline: 31.05.2018

Call for applications: Movetia international intensive programmes for higher education

Professors, researchers, lecturers and university staff at Swiss higher education institutions are entitled to apply for intensive programmes in collaboration with higher education institutions outside Europe. Deadline for applications: 31 May 2018.


Deadline: 10.06.2018

Call: Swiss-African Research Cooperation

call by Swiss TPH for visiting fellowships for PhD and postdoctoral researchers from Switzerland and sub-Saharan Africa addressing any of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using methodologies developed within the domains of Climate Change, Global and Environmental Health, Migration, Nanosciences and the Social Sciences; deadline for...


Deadline: 11.06.2018

SDC Calls for Proposals

The SDC Global Programme Food Security is looking for project proposals on innovations in city region food systems and on ecologically sustainable water management for food security and nutrition. Deadline for submissions: 11 June 2018 (08:00 CET)


Deadline: 22.06.2018

Call for applications: Movetia open project fund

The open project fund serves to test initial partnership and mobility experiences with new partners in countries outside Europe and/or to further develop existing partnerships. Deadline for applications: 22 June 2018.


Deadline: 02.07.2018

Call: Student Reporter at Tropentag 2018

After attending a 2-day-workshop before the conference, student reporters will contribute to a blog during the Tropentag (Ghent, Belgium, 17-19 September 2018). Applicants must be affiliated to a European university with interest in the Tropentag. Deadline for application: 2 July 2018.


Deadline: 12.07.2018

SFIAR Award 2018

The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) offers an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development


Deadline: 31.07.2018

Call: Seed money grants with South Asia and Iran

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The call aims at developing new or consolidating existing partnerships with institutions in countries where research partnerships are so far underexplored; it is open for all scientific disciplines. Deadline for applications: 31 July 2018


Deadline: 30.08.2018

ERC Advanced Grant Call 2018

This Horizon 2020 call supports ground-breaking, ambitious research projects of excellent established Principal Investigators with a recognised track record of research achievements; it is open to all fields of research; deadline for submissions: 30 August 2018


Deadline: 12.09.2018

Call: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

This call aims at individual researchers who wish to carry out a research project up to 2 years abroad. Researchers must move from one country to another, and they have to jointly write the proposal with the host organisation. Deadline for submissions: 12 September 2018


Deadline: 01.10.2018

SNSF Project Funding

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) provides project funding to enable researchers to conduct research projects on self-chosen topics and with self-chosen goals under their own responsibility; applicants can not apply for their own salaries. Deadline for application: 1 October 2018


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