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 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.

SNSF Project Funding

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) provides project funding to enable researchers to conduct research projects on self-chosen topics and with self-chosen goals under their own responsibility; applicants can not apply for their own salaries. Deadline for application: 1 April 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

Deadline: 31.03.2018

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: 08.04.2018

Call for young researchers' exchange with China

ETH Zurich as the Swiss Leading House for bilateral S&T cooperation with Asia supports the exchange of young researchers between Switzerland and China. Deadline for applications: 8 April 2018.

Deadline: 15.04.2018

Call for abstracts: Tropentag Conference 2018

The theme of Tropentag 2018 is "Global food security and food safety: the role of universities”. Abstracts of original research on the featured topics are welcome. Deadline for submissions: 15 April 2018.

Deadline: 15.04.2018

Call for applications: Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership

The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is a unique European program that trains the next generation of leaders in sustainability research. It provides an intensive training with four seminars in two years.

Deadline: 16.04.2018

Call: Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme

Call for joint research projects between researchers in Switzerland and in India with biotechnology as key enabling technology, including the agriculture sector; deadline for submissions: 16 April 2018


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