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 Africa1  for the funding period 2021–2024.

Leading House Africa is calling for applications from advanced PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers affiliated with a Swiss research institution for Research Partnership Grants I. The goal of this instrument is to further develop, consolidate and expand relations and foster new collaborations between Swiss researchers and partners in Africa.

Proposals are expected from the following two areas: i) Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and ii) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) including biological sciences and medicine. The call aims at awarding an equal balance of proposals from both areas.

 

Total Budget Available:CHF 250,000
Grant per Project:Maximum CHF 15,000
Project Duration:Minimum: 3 months; maximum: 10 months
Eligible Applicants (Lead):Advanced PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers affiliated with a Swiss research institution
Eligible Partner Countries:All African countries, except Maghreb region and Egypt
Additional Third-Party Funding:Strongly encouraged
Submission deadline:15 September 2021
Review Process:16 September - 29 October 2021
Decision:30 October 2021
Earliest Project Start Date:1 November 2021

1 All African countries except the Maghreb region and Egypt.

For guidelines and detailed information on the call, please click here.

Click here for access to the application form.