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: 26.08.2020

Call: ERC Advanced Grant

ERC Advanced Grants support ground-breaking, ambitious research projects of excellent established Principal Investigators with a recognised track record of research achievements; deadline for submissions: 26 August 2020


Deadline: 30.08.2020

Special COVID-19 Call for Projects Grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN Region

The call awards project funding for research questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It comprises comprises all scientific fields. Deadline for submission: 30 August 2020.


Deadline: 01.09.2020

Call: Doc.Mobility fellowships

the fellowships are designed for doctoral students based in Switzerland who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad; deadline for submission: 1 September 2020


Deadline: 01.09.2020

Call Early Postdoc.Mobility

the fellowships are designed for early-career postdocs based in Switzerland who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad; deadline for submissions: 1 September 2020


Deadline: 09.09.2020

Call: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

This call aims at individual researchers who wish to carry out a research project up to two years abroad. Researchers can have any nationality, but must move from one country to another. Deadline: 9 September 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: 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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