Opportunity Grant 2021 for research collaborations with ASEAN member states

The opportunity grants support bottom-up initiatives of researchers from Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, and public research institutes, linked to specific events or incidents in China (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN.

ETH Leading House Asia

The Leading House Asia ETH Zurich has launched the call for Opportunity Grant 2021.

These research-based initiatives aim at increasing the visibility of Swiss science, technology and innovation abroad. The events or incidents can be large public happenings (e.g. Olympic Games, international or national exhibitions/biennales), major environmental events (e.g. implications of a typhoon, earthquake or tsunami), major economic or political developments (e.g. shift of power in a government), or the launch of a new policy (e.g. new impactful agriculture policy).

Eligibility: Postdoctoral scientists, senior scientists and professors of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, as well as public research institutes, are eligible to apply. Researchers of all nationalities are eligible to apply as main applicant.
Research fields: The call is open to all scientific disciplines including social sciences and the humanities.
Funding and duration: max. 50kCHF, up to 12 months
Deadline: 18 July 2021
Guidelines, research plan, and online application form: available on the Leading House Asia ETH Zurich websiteunder ‘Open Calls’.
COVID-19: we are launching this call for research projects starting in January 2022 at the earliest.