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: 30.06.2019

Appel à candidature: 10e Prix CSRS

Le "Prix CSRS - Fonds Eremitage pour la Recherche Scientifique en Partenariat" a pour but d’honorer des chercheurs pour l’excellence de leur contribution à la recherche en partenariat entre des institutions scientifiques au Nord et en Côte d’Ivoire et/ou dans des pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest. Delai de soumission: 30 Juin 2019.

Deadline: 01.07.2019

Be a student reporter at the Tropentag 2019!

Tropentag 2019 is taking place from 18 to 20 September 2019 in Kassel (Germany). To increase the outreach of the event, the organizers are looking for a team of student reporters to give an account of the event. Deadline for applications: 1 July 2019

Deadline: 17.07.2019

Call: Spark - Rapid funding of unconventional ideas

The aim of the Spark call by SNSF is to fund the rapid testing or development of new scientific approaches, methods, theories, standards, ideas for applications, etc. It is intended for projects that show unconventional thinking and introduce a unique approach. Submission deadline: 17 July 2019

Deadline: 29.08.2019

Call: ERC Advanced Grant

The call supports ground-breaking, ambitious research projects of excellent established Principal Investigators with a recognised track record of research achievements. Deadline for submissions: 29 August 2019

Deadline: 31.08.2019

Call: Product submissions for the "Input list for organic farming 2020"

FiBL (Research Institute for Organic Agriculture) calls for the submission of trade products, that are fit for use in organic farming and organic food production, for the inclusion in the "Input list for organic agriculture 2020".

Deadline: 13.09.2019

Future Crops Call for Papers

PLOS ONE and PLOS Biology are calling for submissions that contribute to progress towards the goal of resilient, climate-smart crops and cropping systems for the 21st century. Accepted submissions will be featured in a cross-journal Future Crops Collection in early 2020. Deadline for submission: 13 September 2019.

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: 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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