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Science and Technology for Humanitarian Action Challenges (HAC)

Open call to support project-based research between EPFL researchers, ETH Zurich researchers, and the ICRC to develop effective solutions for a greater impact of humanitarian action. Application deadline: 6 February 2023

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A Humanitarian Action Challenge must be a clearly defined research question designed to increase the impact of humanitarian action or to enable humanitarian actors to address new and emerging challenges, in line with the current or future work of the ICRC. The projects must be intended to develop, test, evaluate, or implement an innovative product, service, or policy, which involves a technology (as part of the research or the solution).

Funding is available for 6-month to 24-month projects. The granted amounts will be between CHF 50’000 and CHF 300’000.

EPFL researchers: please see this website for more details.

ETHZ researchers: please see this website for more details.

Application deadline: February 6, 2023