Leading House Africa: Lectureships and Prolonged Research Stays at African Higher Education institutions for Swiss Research Groups

This instrument promotes research cooperation between Swiss and African Higher Education Institutions, geared towards the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063. Apply before 18 February 2022.

LH Africa

Leading House Africa in collaboration with University of Bern’s Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) is calling for applications for Lectureships and Prolonged Research Stays at African Higher Education Institutions for Research Groups of Swiss Higher Education Institutions. The goal of this instrument is to promote research cooperation between Swiss and African Higher Education Institutions, geared towards the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

To this end, the role of science is to provide knowledge and to engage in negotiations with policy and civil society for shaping transformations towards more sustainable development. This challenging task requires scientists to employ innovative inter- and transdisciplinary research approaches. This new instrument is designed to promote research cooperation with an important institutional capacity development component (e.g. joint curriculum development, joint research activities and joint project/funding acquisition) with African research institutions by funding a Swiss mobility group / team.

Eligibility
The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research, and targets research groups / teams with affiliations to Swiss Higher Education Institutions. The research should contribute towards the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, the African Union’s Agenda 2063, and the national priorities of the respective countries. An ideal Swiss mobility research group / team is a mixed group up to three people consisting, for example, of one senior researcher, one postdoctoral fellow and one PhD student (other combinations are also possible). The research group / team will stay for a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 6 months in the partner institution in Africa. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online participation of some of the research group / team members is permissible. However, at least one team member should be able to travel to the African country.

Grant per Project: Maximum CHF 50,000
Project Duration: Min 2 months to max 6 months
Eligible Applicant (Lead): Senior researcher of a Swiss Higher Education Institution leading the Swiss mobility group / team ideally consisting of one senior researcher, one postdoctoral fellow and one PhD student (other combinations are also possible)
Eligible Applicant in Partner Country (Co-Lead / Host): Researcher of an African Higher Education Institution from all African countries, except Maghreb region and Egypt
Additional Third-Party Funding: Strongly encouraged


Submission Deadline: 18 February 2022


Review Process: 21 February to 18 April 2022
Duration: 29 April 2022
Earliest Project Start Date: 1 June 2022

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