Funding Opportunities

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams. The project grants run for two years and range from 100’000 to 300’000 Swiss Francs.

Submission deadline 20 January 2022.

The world’s most urgent conservation and sustainable development challenges demand innovative and decision-relevant solutions. The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) believes successful solutions require integration of science with strategy, and a process that requires collaboration across sectors and organizations. We now release our 2021 Request for Proposals to find new cross-sector and interdisciplinary teams willing to do science differently for lasting impact.

Proposal deadline 10 December 2021.

Biodiversa+, the European Biodiversity Partnership, is pleased to announce that its 2021-2022 joint Call for Transnational Research Proposals on “Supporting biodiversity and ecosystem protection across land and sea” is now open.

The launch of this call also marks the official start of Biodiversa+ (formal launch event is planned 17-18 November 2021. Save the date & register for virtual participation

Deadline for pre-proposal submission 30 November 2021.

The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) has launched the third call for proposals under the SWEET (Swiss Energy Research for the Energy Transition) funding programme. The guiding theme of the call, which has a total budget of CHF 10 million, is 'Critical Infrastructures, Climate Change, and Resilience of the Swiss Energy System'.

This call is a joint undertaking with the National Centre for Climate Services (NCCS). The deadline for applications is 3 December 2021.

Research cooperation with India: In the context of the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) in India and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) are issuing a call for Joint Research Projects (JRPs).

JRPs allow researchers in Switzerland to collaborate with a partner in India. The projects will have a duration of three to four years and the funding on the Swiss side will amount to a maximum of CHF 350,000 per project. The grants cover similar costs as those incurred in national SNSF projects.

Submission deadline 30 November 2021.

Every year the Royal Geographical Society supports over 60 fieldwork projects with a range of grants, many of which have application deadlines in the coming months.

Deadlines 31 October and 23 November.

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS). 

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.

Submission deadlines vary from country to country, September-December 2021.

The Environmental Futures group at the University of Dundee, Scotland, has six scholarships for Masters Research in Geography or Environmental Science. 

The scholarships would cover the costs of the tuition fees for 2021/22.

Anticipated start dates in September 2021 or January 2022.

The Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams promotes team-oriented cross-border research.

Pre-proposals are welcome year-round.

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