Funding Opportunities

The 2020-21 UIAA Mountain Protection Award celebrates innovation and the desire of climbers and mountaineers to make a positive difference. Scientists who conduct transdisciplinary research with public and/or NGO partners in support of community-led mountain protection efforts are encouraged to apply. 

Application deadline: 31 May 2021. 

As part of the Swiss federal government's Environment Research Concept 2021-2024, the FOEN is launching the following call for research projects. Please note that the information regarding this call is available from the website of the Forum for Landscape, Alps and Parks of the Swiss Academy of Sciences. The information is available in German and French.

Deadline for submissions is 9 April 2021.

The Cluster of Cooperation – Knowledge to Action (CLOC K2A) is calling for proposals for activities that support the promotion of SDGs in South Asia in the fields of ecological sustainability and social well-being.

The deadline to apply is 15 March 2021.

SPI Flagship Initiatives will be multi-annual programmes combining science and technology projects from different disciplines and different groups / institutions in Switzerland around a polar focus region. The funding will be focused on field campaigns (logistics, safety, etc.), data management, outreach, and programme coordination, thus providing temporary infrastructure for a Swiss-led polar research programme. Detailed information on the call for proposals is provided here. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

The deadline for submission of pre-proposals is 23 April 2021The SPI Flagship Initiatives will be a unique opportunity and there will be only one call for proposal for the period 2021-2024.

With its project funding scheme, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) enables researchers to independently conduct research projects with topics and goals of their own choice.

Submission dates: 1 April and 1 October. 

Within the framework of GCOS Switzerland, MeteoSwiss provides targeted support to projects of national partner institutions that contribute to the implementation of the GCOS Implementation Plan and the GCOS Switzerland Strategy 2017-2026 (see also GCOS Switzerland Strategy). For that purpose, MeteoSwiss regularly issues calls for proposals. Detailed information on the open call for proposals is provided here.

Next proposal submission deadline: 1 February 2021, 16:00h (CET).

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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