LH Africa: Call for Research Partnership Grants 2021

Research Closed Call 15 Sep 2021 Multiple Countries LH Africa
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Closed Call
15 Sep 2021
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte 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 Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned Swiss TPH with support from the University of Basel as the Leading House for its bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Africa (excepting Maghreb region and Egypt) for the funding period 2021–2024.

Leading House Africa is calling for applications from advanced PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers affiliated with a Swiss research institution for Research Partnership Grants I. The goal of this instrument is to further develop, consolidate and expand relations and foster new collaborations between Swiss researchers and partners in Africa.

Proposals are expected from the following two areas:
(i) Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, &
(ii) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) including biological sciences and medicine.

The call aims at awarding an equal balance of proposals from both areas. Additional third party funding is strongly encouraged.


Swiss: Advanced PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers affiliated with a Swiss research institution.

Africa: Participants from all African countries, except Maghreb region and Egypt, as co-applicants. The co-applicants must be employed as a scientists at their home institution for the period of the project.

Funding: Funding of a maximum 15,000 CHF will be provided (minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 10 months).

Application process

For guidelines and detailed information on the call, please click here.

Click here for access to the application form.