Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development
The Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) is being implemented jointly by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) from 2012-2023. The joint programme supports relevant research for development aimed at solving global problems in poor countries.
The main programme (2014-2023) consists of five thematic modules (Social Conflicts, Employment, Food Security, Ecosystems, Public Health) and a module for research without pre-defined topics.
In addition, Transformation acceleration grants (2021-2022) allow teams of r4d researchers and non-academic stakeholders to make use of the knowledge, tools and technologies developed within r4d projects through translation and implementation initiatives.
Synthesis Projects (2017-2022) foster the contextualisation and integration of research findings and procedural learnings beyond individual r4d projects into a larger body of knowledge in the science-society-policy interface.
SUDAC – swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network
The aim of the SUDAC Network is to strengthen collaborations between different types of Swiss academic institutions (Universities, Federal Institutes of Technologies, Universities of Applied Sciences, Schools of Education) active in research/education partnerships with the Global South. Together with institutions from the Global South they created an enabling environment for collaborative educational and research activities. The project focuses on a number of thematic areas with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030). The project was developed bottom up and KFPE had a leading role in the small writing team, including representatives of all types of higher education. The project started in 2017.
SDC has a programme for «Research and innovation for sustainable development: strengthening partnerships between researchers and implementation partners to accelerate transformation towards global sustainable development» (TRANSFORM) for the period 2020-2025. The first call for pre-proposals ended on 13 August 2020.
Swiss Network for International Studies
The SNIS promotes academic research in the interdisciplinary area of International Studies with an interest in phenomena that transcend traditional nation-state boundaries. It supports different perspectives by valuing contributions from a diverse group of academic researchers including political scientists, economists, legal scholars, social and cultural anthropologists, historians, sociologists, geographers, environmental and public health scientists, as well as other academics.
Swiss Networks for Research Collaboration
Swiss Research Institutions with long experience in partnership projects
Kommission für Forschungspartnerschaften mit Entwicklungsländern (KFPE)
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