Call for Research Partnership Grants 2021

Research Closed Call 30 Sep 2021 Multiple Countries LH Asia
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Closed Call
30 Sep 2021
Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam
LH Asia

The 2021 call for Research Partnership Grants is open.

The Research Partnership Grants support research projects with collaborating institutions in China (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea, ASEAN member states, which have to be based on an existing partnership. A Research Partnership Grant builds on existing collaborations projects between researchers and scientists affiliated to a Swiss institution and researchers from the partner country.

A goal of this instrument is to allow researchers to conduct feasibility studies or pilot projects in order to apply for grants from larger funding agencies. Research Partnership Grants can fund the preparation of a joint project proposal for submission to large funding agencies or research projects to develop a long-​​​term partnerships between two institutions or chairs. Activities to intensify joint teaching or curriculum development are also covered by the grant.

Eligibility: Professors, senior scientists and postdoctoral researchers of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education, as well as public research institutes, are eligible to apply. The Switzerland-​based scientist is the main applicant.

The Asia-​based collaborator must be a scientist affiliated with a university or a public research institute from one of the partner countries and must hold a faculty or senior scientist position or a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) with several years of research experience. Asian researchers interested in acting as co-​applicants on the Asian side have to contact their Switzerland-​based peers.

Funding: Funding of a maximum 25,000 CHF will be provided for a duration 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 online and consists of two parts:

  • Submission of your application details via the application form online.
  • Upload of 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.

Please refer to more details in the Call document before applying.