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: 26.09.2019

Call: Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND

Organisations funding or managing doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship programmes can apply and receive up to 10 million EUR from the European Commission for co-funding new or exisiting programmes. Deadline for applications: 26 September 2019


Deadline: 30.09.2019

Call: Contributions for the 20th Organic World Congress

The next Organic World Congress in 2020 (OWC 2020) aims to provide organic and likeminded stakeholders working toward sustainable agriculture, value chains, and consumption with an opportunity to exchange their knowledge, innovations, and experiences. The call for papers is now open, and contributions can be submitted by 30 September 2019.


Deadline: 16.10.2019

Call: ERC Starting Grants

The grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators who are at the career stage of typically 2-7 years after their PhD. Submission deadline: 16 October 2019


Deadline: 05.11.2019

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. Submission deadline: 5 November 2019


Deadline: 15.11.2019

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

Call for innovation partnership grants will support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers with non-academic innovation agents in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN.


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