Updated Dec 17, 2019CLOSED

Call for Bridging Grants with South Asia and Iran 2019

Bridging grants offer the possibility to continue joint research in order to prepare a grant application for a full joint research project e.g. through the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), EU funding or any other national or regional funding body. Bridging grants may also enable the intensification of joint teaching or curriculum development. The call is open for activities in all scientific disciplines and fields of research.
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CLOSEDJan 15, 2020Deadline
Up to $25,499Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryAfghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Iran and Pakistan
Focus AreasEducation
The Leading House South Asia and Iran accepts grant applications solely from applicants who are permanent residents of Switzerland and have an employment contract with a federal or cantonal university, university of applied sciences or university of teachers’ education in Switzerland.1

Applicants need to have successfully completed (or nearly completed) a research project with an institutional partner in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka, or need to have successfully piloted a joint teaching or a joint curriculum development project with an institution partner in one of the aforementioned countries.

Applicants must submit their grant application from their individual email account at their Swiss university, university of applied sciences or university of teachers’ education (e.g. firstname.secondname@exampleswissuniversity.ch). Applications sent to us from other types of email addresses will be discarded and the senders will not be notified.

Matching funding is available (please see details below).

Other Requirements

Financial Statements
Both the applicant and the partner institute abroad are required to make in-kind (e.g. work hours, usage of office or laboratory equipment, field visits, etc.) contributions to the proposed research project.

The Swiss applicant is required to make a financial contribution in addition to the one in-kind.

It is recommended that the partner institute abroad make a financial contribution as well. Such financial contribution can be funds of that institute and/or funds raised from funding bodies in their country.
Reporting Requirements
The Swiss applicant is responsible for administrating the grant money in the spirit of this grant. He or she must submit a final scientific report as well as a financial statement no later than one month after the end of the project

Application Directions

Download the templates for the project description and budget from the funding site, and complete these forms before proceeding to the next step.

Then visit https://forms.gle/gqx8VjmG84yywdFz5 and enter all mandatory data in the online form.

Step 4: After receiving the automated email that confirms submission of the mandatory data in the online form, send the completed project description and budget to leadinghouse@zhaw.ch.


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