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

The SPIRIT programme promotes team-oriented cross-border research of Swiss researchers and researchers in selected countries that are receiving development assistance; submission of pre-proposals: all year round


Deadline: 19.06.2020

Summer studentship for young scientists (crop loss)

The Global Burden of Crop Loss initiative is providing young scientists with the opportunity to contribute to an effort to develop a global data-driven system to report losses to agricultural crops caused by pests and diseases; application deadline: 19 June 2020


Deadline: 30.06.2020

Call for Proposals: Globalstars

The Globalstars call invites joint R&D projects within the scope: “Key Enabling Technologies for Healthcare, Agriculture and Water”. Focus: Industry-led R&D projects addressing a societal challenge or need, leading to innovative, affordable and marketable solutions. Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2020


Deadline: 30.07.2020

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

Innovation partnership grants support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes with non-academic innovation agents in the countries mentioned above. Deadline for submission: 30 July 2020.


Deadline: 26.08.2020

Call: ERC Advanced Grant

ERC Advanced Grants support ground-breaking, ambitious research projects of excellent established Principal Investigators with a recognised track record of research achievements; deadline for submissions: 26 August 2020


Deadline: 30.08.2020

Special COVID-19 Call for Projects Grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN Region

The call awards project funding for research questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It comprises comprises all scientific fields. Deadline for submission: 30 August 2020.


Deadline: 09.09.2020

Call: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

This call aims at individual researchers who wish to carry out a research project up to two years abroad. Researchers can have any nationality, but must move from one country to another. Deadline: 9 September 2020.


Deadline: 12.10.2020

Second Call for Transformation Accelerating Grants

this call by the r4d programme allows teams of r4d researchers and implementing partners to make use of the knowledge, tools and technologies developed within r4d projects through translation and implementation initiatives; deadline for submissions: 12 October 2020


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