Open Calls

The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned Swiss TPH with support from the University of Basel as the Leading House for its bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Africa[1] for the funding period 2021–2024.

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.

Total Budget Available:CHF 125,000
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

(1) All African countries except the Maghreb region and Egypt.