This call fosters research collaborations with partner institutions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Deadline for application is January 15, 2022.
The ZHAW was commissioned as Leading House by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) to foster bilateral research collaborations with partner institutions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The Research Partnership Grant supports Swiss researchers who are interested in research collaborations in any of the nine countries within the mandate region. It has three main purposes:
- foster new partnerships: Research Partnership Grants are useful at an early stage in developing new partnerships and/or
- allow existing partnerships to grow and develop: A Research Partnership Grant can offer Swiss researchers who have already successfully completed a project with a partner in South Asia or Iran the possibility of continuing joint research with the objective of preparing a grant application for a full joint research project (e.g. through the Swiss National Science Foundation, EU funding or a national or regional funding body). These grants may also allow for joint teaching or curriculum development to be intensified and/or
- support emerging research talent: Research Partnership Grants may also be used to support the next generation of scientists, i.e. those who have gained a Master’s degree but who have not yet completed their PhD and who have no more than six years of professional research experience, in becoming integrated in international collaborations
Applications are accepted from applicants who are permanent residents of Switzerland and have an employment contract with a federal or cantonal university, university of applied sciences, university of teacher’s education or any officially recognized research institute in Switzerland (in accordance with the listings on the ). The call is open for activities in all scientific disciplines and fields of research, the deadline for the application is January 15, 2022.