Lectureships and Prolonged Research Stays

Research Closed Call 30 Jun 2023 Multiple Countries LH Africa
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Closed Call
30 Jun 2023
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe 
LH Africa

The Leading House (LH) Africa, in conjunction with the University of Bern’s Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), is calling for applications for the instrument – Lectureships and Prolonged Research Stays at African Higher Education Institutions for Swiss Research Groups of Swiss Higher Education Institutions.

The goal of this instrument is to promote research cooperation between Swiss and African Higher Education Institutions geared towards the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063. To this end, the role of science is to provide knowledge and to engage in negotiations with policy and civil society for shaping transformations towards more sustainable development. This challenging task requires scientists to employ innovative inter- and transdisciplinary research approaches. This new instrument is designed to promote research cooperation with an important institutional capacity development component (e.g. joint curriculum development, joint research activities and joint project/funding acquisition) with African research institutions by funding a Swiss mobility group / team.


The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research and targets research groups / teams with affiliations to Swiss Higher Education Institutions.

Read more here.


The maximum amount that can be applied for each project is CHF 50,000.

A minimum project duration of 2 months to a maximum of 6 months can be applied for.

Detailed information is available in the call document.