The opportunity grants support bottom-up initiatives of researchers from Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, and public research institutes, linked to specific events or incidents in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN (hereafter called partner countries).
These research-based initiatives aim at increasing the visibility of Swiss science, technology and innovation abroad.
Events or incidents eligible for Opportunity Grants can be:
- Large public happenings such as the Olympic Games, international or national exhibitions/biennales.
- Major environmental events such as the implications of a typhoon, earthquake or tsunami.
- Major economic and political developments such as the possible geopolitical implications of a presidential visit or a shift of power in a government.
- Launch of a new public policy such as new impactful agriculture or migration policies.
The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research, including social sciences and the humanities.
Max. CHF 50,000, up to 12 months.