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 (LH) Africa, in conjunction with the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), are calling for applications for the PhD Graduate Programme from organizers of Seasonal Schools in Swiss Institutions of Higher Education. The goal of this instrument is to promote research cooperation between Swiss and African PhD students of Higher Education Institutions in Seasonal School.

Total Budget Available:CHF 100,000
Grant per Seasonal School:Maximum CHF 50,000
Duration of the Seasonal School:Minimum 1 week
Eligible Applicant: Organizers of Seasonal Schools (e.g. Summer Schools) in 2022/2023 with affiliation to a Swiss Institution of Higher Education
Target Participants of the Seasonal School to be Funded: Minimum 5, maximum 15 students enrolled in a PhD programme of an Institution of Higher Education in all African countries, except Maghreb region and Egypt
Additional Third-Party Funding: In-kind contribution by the Seasonal School is strongly encouraged
Submission Deadline:15 June 2022
Review Process:16 June to 28 June 2022
Decision:1 July 2022
Earliest Project Start Date:15 July 2022

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