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Leading House Africa: Research Partnership Grant II

Leading House (LH) Africa is inviting applications for Research Partnership Grant II. This grant is available to researchers who have between 3 and 5 years of post-doctoral experience and who are affiliated with a Swiss Institution of Higher Education.

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The goal of this instrument is to further develop, consolidate and expand relations and foster new collaborations between Swiss researchers and partners in Africa.

Proposals are expected from the following disciplines: i) Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and ii) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) including biological sciences and medicine. The call aims at awarding an equal balance of proposals from both areas.

Total Budget Available: CHF 450,000

Grant per Project: Maximum CHF 25,000

Project Duration: Minimum: 3 months; maximum: 12 months

Eligible Applicants (Lead): Researchers with a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years postdoctoral experience. (Lead applicants must be affiliated with a Swiss Institution of Higher Education [1])

Eligible Partner Countries: All African countries, except Maghreb region and Egypt

Additional Third-Party Funding: Strongly encouraged

Submission Deadline: 2 October 2023 (17:00hrs CET)

Review Process: 6 October – 27 November 2023

Decision: 30 November 2023

Earliest Project Start Date: 1 December 2023

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