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: International Geneva Award 2017

The International Geneva Award has been established to distinguish three academic articles in the area of international studies. Entrants must be professors or post-doctoral researchers working in a Swiss university. Deadline for submissions: 21 September 2017

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 for mobility grants with South Asia and Iran


The ZHAW mobility grants enable young scientists to integrate in international R&D and help build up new partnerships through personal contacts early on in a scientist’s career. The call is open for activities in all scientific disciplines. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2018

Deadline: 19.01.2018

Call for papers: Mountain Research and Development (MRD)

MRD is looking for papers for its Focus Issue on “Adaptation to climate change and sustainable mountain development: Assessing approaches and understanding implications for the future”. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 19 January 2018

Deadline: 20.01.2018

Call for Bridging Grants with India

This bridging grant offers Swiss researchers who have already successfully completed a project with a partner in India the possibility to continue joint research in order to prepare a grant application for a full joint research project. Deadline for applications: 20 January 2018.

Deadline: 31.01.2018

Call for papers: SURED conference 2018

Contributions from the following topics are welcome: environmental economics, resource economics, energy economics, economic dynamics and growth theory. Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2018.

Deadline: 14.02.2018

Call: Marie Sklodowska-Curie NIGHT

This Horizon 2020 call supports outreach activities within the framework of the Eurpean Researchers' Night, aiming to enhance researchers' public recognition and to stimulate interest in research careers

Deadline: 15.02.2018

Call: ERC Consolidator Grants 2018

ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team. Applications can be made in any field of research. Deadline: 15 February 2018

Deadline: 15.02.2018

Call: SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships and SNSF Eccellenza Grants

this programme is intended for highly qualified young researchers who aspire to a permanent professorship. Eccellenza supports them in achieving their goal as leaders of a generously funded research project with their own team at a Swiss higher education institution. Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2018

Deadline: 28.02.2018

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

Innovation partnership grants will 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 target countries; deadline for applications: 28 February 2018

Deadline: 28.02.2018

2nd SUDAC call for project proposals

The swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC) programme seeks targeted support for collaboration between the various types of Swiss higher education institutions and their partners from the Global South. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2018.

Deadline: 21.03.2018

Call: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

RISE offers exchanges of staff members involved in research and innovation to develop sustainable collaborative projects and transfer of knowledge in any subject area, deadline for submissions: 21 March 2018


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