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.


Call: ERC Synergy Grants

The grants enable teams of two to four Principal Investigators to pool complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in unprecedented ways in order to jointly address ambitious research problems; deadline: 8 November 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


Deadline: 12.10.2018

Call: International Geneva Award

The International Geneva Award (IG Award) has been established to encourage outstanding research scientists to produce publications that are particularly relevant for International Organisations (IOs). Deadline for submissions: 12 October 2018


Deadline: 15.10.2018

Call: Engineering for Development (E4D) Doctoral Scholarship

the three year scholarship aims to promote doctoral research for the benefit of underprivileged people in low-income countries; eligible are only candidates with the support of a professor of ETH Zurich; deadline for concept note submission: 15 October 2018


Deadline: 17.10.2018

Call: ERC Starting Grants

ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage typically 2-7 years after their PhD. Up to €1.5 mio are available for projects of up to 5 years duration. Deadline: 17 October 2018


Deadline: 31.12.2019

Call: Young Scientists Mobility Grants with MENA Countries

This call allows funding of approximately 26 mobility grants for researchers and students to build personal contacts and relationships. The following priority countries have been identified: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. Deadline for application: 31 December 2019.


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