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.

Deadline: 23.01.2019

Horizon 2020 Call: Sustainable Food Security

The Sustainable Food Security call is Horizon 2020's main contribution to research and innovation in relation to Food and Nutrition Security in Europe and beyond. Various topics are open for submissions. Deadline: 23 January 2019


Deadline: 31.01.2019

Ausschreibung: Mercator Kolleg für internationale Aufgaben

Die Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten des Mercator Kollegs arbeiten während des 12-monatigen Programms in zwei bis drei internationalen Organisationen, global tätigen NGOs oder Wirtschaftsunternehmen. Sie gehen dabei einer selbst gewählten Fragestellung nach; Bewerbungsfrist: 31. Januar 2019


Deadline: 01.02.2019

Postdoc.Mobility Fellowships

the fellowships are aimed at researchers of Swiss nationality or with Swiss residence permit who wish to pursue an academic career in Switzerland, but want to enhance their research profile with a stay abroad


Deadline: 07.02.2019

Call: ERC Consolidator Grants

The grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team. Deadline for submissions: 7 February 2019


Deadline: 25.03.2019

Call: Innovation starting grants

HES-SO, the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region - launches this call with the aim to foster collaborations between Swiss researchers, universities in the MENA region and non-academic partners. It is open to all fields and to innovation projects in a broad sense. Deadline for applications: 25 March 2019


Deadline: 31.03.2019

Call: Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South

SUDAC promotes the establishment of Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South (CLOCs) with this call. These CLOCs are expected to serve as ‘regional hubs’, connecting research and education partnerships, regionally active COFER, local knowledge platforms and institutions; deadline for submissions: 31 March 2019


Deadline: 31.03.2019

Call for mobility grants with South Asia and Iran 2019

Mobility grants encourage young talented Swiss researchers to enhance their career by spending time in an academic environment in one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Deadline: 31 March 2019


Deadline: 02.04.2019

Call: Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange

The RISE scheme offers exchanges of staff members involved in research and innovation to develop sustainable collaborative projects and transfer of knowledge; deadline for submissions: 2 April 2019


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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