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: 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.


Deadline: 15.11.2019

Call: International Geneva Award

The International Geneva Award has been established to distinguish three recently published academic articles that are are particularly relevant for International Organizations.


Deadline: 22.11.2019

Call for contributions: Plant health symposium

interested parties are invited to submit abstracts presenting research or field experiences on diverse aspects of plant health (contributors have to participate at the symposium on their own cost); deadline for submissions: 22 November 2019


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


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