Call for Research Partnership Grants 2022

Research Closed Call 12 Sep 2022 Multiple Countries LH MENA
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Closed Call
12 Sep 2022
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

The Research Partnership 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.


All scientists of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teachers’ education, as well as public research institutions (as defined in art. 5 of the Federal Act on the Promotion of Research and Innovation), are eligible to apply. The Swiss scientist is the main applicant. He or she must hold a position, either permanent or lasting until the end of the project, and have a research or practical experience of three years or more.

The principal investigator/researcher in the MENA region must be affiliated to an accredited university or a public research institute and must hold a faculty or scientist position in addition to several years of research or practical experience.

While the call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research, proposals planning developments for military application will be rejected.


The maximum amount for a research partnership grant is CHF 15,000.

Application process:

Applications shall be submitted on the platform accessible from the LHMENA website. Only the partner based in Switzerland can act as the main applicant and can submit the application.

Detailed information is available in the call document.