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: 01.03.2019

Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowships

The Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships of SNF are designed for early-career postdocs with Swiss nationality or residence who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. Submission deadline: 1 March 2019

Deadline: 18.03.2019

Call: Impact studies on long-term impacts of CGIAR research

The Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) is inviting expressions of interest for studies that measure the contribution to development outcomes of CGIAR-related innovations that have been in long-term use. Deadline for submissions: 18 March 2019, 9am CET

Deadline: 25.03.2019

Call: Innovation starting grants

HES-SO, the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region - launches this call with the aim to foster collaborations between Swiss researchers, universities in the MENA region and non-academic partners. It is open to all fields and to innovation projects in a broad sense. Deadline for applications: 25 March 2019

Deadline: 31.03.2019

Call: Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South

SUDAC promotes the establishment of Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South (CLOCs) with this call. These CLOCs are expected to serve as ‘regional hubs’, connecting research and education partnerships, regionally active COFER, local knowledge platforms and institutions; deadline for submissions: 31 March 2019

Deadline: 31.03.2019

Call for mobility grants with South Asia and Iran 2019

Mobility grants encourage young talented Swiss researchers to enhance their career by spending time in an academic environment in one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Deadline: 31 March 2019

Deadline: 31.03.2019

Call for proposals: Together we're better

SDC and SECO are looking for innovative projects, initiatives and ideas for projects run by young Swiss people (below 35) that can help advance sustainable development and fight poverty in developing and transition countries. The prizes will be awarded at the Annual Swiss Development Cooperation Conference on 21 June 2019. Deadline for...

Deadline: 01.04.2019

SNF Project Funding

With its project funding scheme, the Swiss National Science Foundation enables researchers employed at a Swiss institution to independently conduct research projects with topics and goals of their own choice. Submission deadline: 1 April 2019

Deadline: 02.04.2019

Call: Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange

The RISE scheme offers exchanges of staff members involved in research and innovation to develop sustainable collaborative projects and transfer of knowledge; deadline for submissions: 2 April 2019

Deadline: 30.04.2019

Call for applications: Fellowships of the Future Food Initiative

The fellowship is a postdoc programme for exceptionally qualified young researchers who propose projects targeting future food issues such as nutrition, production, packaging and digital health. It provides personal research funds for three years, enabling fellows to work on their projects in a research laboratory anywhere in Switzerland with a...

Deadline: 01.05.2019

Call for papers: Tropentag 2019

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Abstracts shall be of original research on the conference topic "Filling gaps and removing traps for sustainable resources management". Deadline for submission: 1 May 2019.

Deadline: 09.05.2019

Call for project proposals: Renewable Energy, Energy and Resource Efficiency Promotion in Developing and Transition Countries (REPIC)

REPIC is partially financing new, sustainable and effective small-scale projects from Swiss institutions with a high replication potential. Deadlines for submission: 15 March and 9 May 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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