Call for Opportunity Grant 2021

Research Open Call 18 Jul 2021 Variable Countries LH Asia
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Description
Status
Open Call
Date
18 Jul 2021
Type
Research
Country
China (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea, and the ASEAN member states
Institution
LH Asia

The Leading House Asia supports the exchange of Researchers between Switzerland and China (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea, and the ASEAN member states.

The Leading House Asia ETH Zurich has launched the call for Opportunity Grant 2021. 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 (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN.

These research-based initiatives aim at increasing the visibility of Swiss science, technology and innovation abroad. The events or incidents can be:

  • Large public happenings (e.g. Olympic Games, international or national exhibitions/biennales)
  • Major environmental events (e.g. implications of a typhoon, earthquake or tsunami)
  • Major economic or political developments (e.g. shift of power in a government), or
  • The launch of a new policy (e.g. new impactful agriculture policy).

Eligibility: Postdoctoral scientists, senior scientists and professors of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, as well as public research institutes, are eligible to apply. Researchers of all nationalities are eligible to apply as main applicant.

Funding: Max. 50,000 CHF, up to 12 months

Application process
The Switzerland-​based prospective applicant must apply to ETH Zurich as the Leading House Asia. The submission of the application takes place in two compulsory steps (as stated in the call guidelines):

  1. Submission of your application details via the Application form
  2. Upload your application form with the requested appendices in one single pdf document via the application form online.

Applications that do not follow the compulsory two parts, and/nor respect the one single pdf document guideline will be automatically dismissed.