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: 01.12.2020

Call: Sinergia – interdisciplinary, collaborative and breakthrough

The Sinergia prize is awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for interdisciplinary collaboration of two to four research groups that propose breakthrough research; deadline for submissions: 01 December 2020

Deadline: 11.01.2021

Call: Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food

the price awarded by Agropolis Foundation to individuals whose work is contributing towards agroecological transition, in particular, through efforts in the areas of climate change adaptation/mitigation, agrobiodiversity or responsible production/consumption; deadline for submissions: 11 January 2021

Deadline: 11.01.2021

Call: Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security

the prize is awarded by Olam International and Agropolis Foundation to recognise an outstanding innovation for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility and adequacy of food, deadline for submissions: 11 January 2021

Deadline: 11.01.2021

Call: Shift Prize for Transformative Agroecological Research for Development

the prize is awarded by Biovision and Agropolis Foundation for collaborative research for development projects and initiatives, which have made an exemplary contribution to the agroecological transformation of food systems; deadline for submissions: 11 January 2021

Deadline: 15.01.2021

Vietnamese-Swiss Joint Research Programme

The SNSF is launching a call for Joint Research Projects (JRPs) together with the National Foundation for Science & Technology Development in Vietnam. The JRPs will enable researchers in Switzerland to carry out joint projects in any research area with research partners in Vietnam. Submission deadline: 15.01.2020

Deadline: 15.01.2021

Call: Vietnamese-Swiss Joint Research Programme

the Swiss National Science Foundation is launching a call together with the National Foundation for Science & Technology Development in Vietnam for Joint Research Projects in all disciplines; deadline for submissions: 15.01.2021

Deadline: 21.01.2021

SNIS Call for Projects 2021

The Call offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary teams working on international studies in social sciences or combining natural and social sciences; deadline for pre-proposals: 21 January 2021

Deadline: 01.02.2021


These SNF fellowships are aimed at researchers who have done a doctorate and who wish to pursue an academic career in Switzerland. A research stay abroad enables such researchers to acquire more in-depth knowledge, increases their scientific independence and enhances their research profile. Deadline for applications: 1 February 2021

Deadline: 01.02.2021

Call: SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships

The fellowships are aimed at highly qualified researchers who aspire to a permanent professorship. Eccellenza supports them in achieving their goal by allowing them to lead a generously funded research project as an assistant professor with their team at a Swiss higher education institution. Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2021


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