Only teams composed of one main applicant and at least one project partner are eligible to apply
for a Transformation accelerating grant (TAG).
• The main applicant is a researcher based at a Swiss research institution who is/was
involved in the respective r4d project as PI or Co-PI.
• At least one project partner is a non-academic person (i.e. working at a government agency,
a NGO, a think tank, or in the private sector) and provides substantial conceptual as well
as practical input for the implementation of the project in the respective country.
• In principle, at least one project partner must be based at an institution in the global South
(i.e. in a partner country of the r4d programme). Exceptions are possible and have to be
• Further non-academic and academic project partners from any r4d partner country
(including Switzerland) can be part of the applying team.