The Research Partnershiip Grants aim at developing new joint project proposals or connecting already existing and independently funded projects in Switzerland and in the MENA partner countries into long-lasting cooperation.
The goal of this instrument is to allow researchers to conduct desk work, field research or laboratory feasibility studies, in order to apply for grants from other funding agencies (e.g. national funding agencies or EU funding schemes), and/or to develop long-term partnerships between two institutions or research groups. Activities to intensify joint teaching or curriculum development are also eligible for this grant.
The same instrument will be available again in 2023.
The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research. All scientists of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences anduniversities of teachers’ education are eligible to apply. The Swiss scientist is the main applicant.
The following countries of the MENA region are eligible for this call: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Occupied Palestinian territory, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
The maximum amount for a Research Partnership Grant is CHF 15,000. Researchers can apply for coverage of research costs as well as for the funding of scientific cooperation, networking and communication.