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

The SPIRIT programme promotes team-oriented cross-border research of Swiss researchers and researchers in selected countries that are receiving development assistance; submission of pre-proposals: all year round


Call for Proposals: Innovative initiatives for food security and nutrition

The Global Programme Food Security of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is launching four calls for proposals for innovative initiatives to contribute to food systems’ improvements and transformative and sustainable impacts on poor people. Deadline for submissions: 28 August 2020.


Deadline: 30.09.2020

Call for Bridging Grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the 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: 30 September 2020


Deadline: 01.10.2020

SNSF Project Funding

Under the project funding scheme, qualified researchers define their research themes and objectives themselves and conduct their project under their own responsibility. Submission deadline: 1 October 2020


Deadline: 12.10.2020

Second Call for Transformation Accelerating Grants

this call by the r4d programme allows teams of r4d researchers and implementing partners to make use of the knowledge, tools and technologies developed within r4d projects through translation and implementation initiatives; deadline for submissions: 12 October 2020


Deadline: 01.12.2020

Call: Sinergia – interdisciplinary, collaborative and breakthrough

The Sinergia prize is awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for interdisciplinary collaboration of two to four research groups that propose breakthrough research; deadline for submissions: 01 December 2020


Deadline: 11.01.2021

Call: Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food

the price awarded by Agropolis Foundation to individuals whose work is contributing towards agroecological transition, in particular, through efforts in the areas of climate change adaptation/mitigation, agrobiodiversity or responsible production/consumption; deadline for submissions: 11 January 2021


Deadline: 11.01.2021

Call: Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security

the prize is awarded by Olam International and Agropolis Foundation to recognise an outstanding innovation for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility and adequacy of food, deadline for submissions: 11 January 2021


Deadline: 11.01.2021

Call: Shift Prize for Transformative Agroecological Research for Development

the prize is awarded by Biovision and Agropolis Foundation for collaborative research for development projects and initiatives, which have made an exemplary contribution to the agroecological transformation of food systems; deadline for submissions: 11 January 2021


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