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.

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

The new SPIRIT programme launched by SNF facilitates knowledge exchange between Swiss researchers and researchers in selected countries that are receiving development assistance. Submission of pre-proposals: all year round

Deadline: 20.01.2020

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

Bridging grants can fund the preparation of a joint project proposal for submission to large funding agencies or to develop established and long-term partnerships between two institutions or chairs. Deadline for submissions: 12 January 2020

Deadline: 31.01.2020

Call: Climate-Smart Nutrition - Elevator Pitch Contest

Sight and Life is inviting ideas from students, young professionals and entrepreneurs to provide a planet-friendly disruptive solution to free the world from malnutrition; deadline for submissions: 31.01.2020

Deadline: 01.02.2020

Postdoc.Mobility fellowships

These SNSF fellowships are aimed at researchers who have done a doctorate and who wish to pursue an academic career in Switzerland; deadline for applications: 1 February 2020

Deadline: 04.02.2020

Call: ERC Consolidator Grants

ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team. Deadline for applications: 4 February 2020

Deadline: 28.02.2020

Auslandspraktikum in ökologisch orientierter Landwirtschaft

Agrecol e.V. bietet Reisestipendien für Studierende an, die an Universitäten oder Fachhochschulen in deutschsprachigen Ländern eingeschrieben sind. 2020 werden zwei Auslands-Praktikumsplätze vermittelt. Bewerbungsschluss: 28. Februar 2020

Deadline: 01.03.2020

Early Postdoc.Mobility

Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for early-career postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2020

Deadline: 31.03.2020

Call for proposals: Future Food Fellowships

Future Food provides opportunities to educate and train new talent around the food value chain by leveraging the complementary strengths of the Swiss academic and industrial research communities. The aim is to award up to ten fellowships each year. Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2020.


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