Research Partnership Grant I

Research Closed Call 1 Sep 2023 Multiple Countries LH Africa
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Closed Call
1 Sep 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

Leading House (LH) Africa is calling for applications for Research Partnership Grant I from final-year PhD students and researchers with a maximum of 2 years of post-doctoral experience and who are affiliated with a Swiss Institution of Higher Education.

The goal of this instrument is to develop further, consolidate and expand relations and foster new collaborations between Swiss researchers and partners in Africa.

Applications should demonstrate collaborative work with an African University or research institution in desk work, field research or laboratory with a minimum duration of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months. Projects may or may not include mobility components.


The Swiss-based Principal Investigator (the main/lead applicant) must have 3 to 5 years of post-doctoral experience and must be employed as a scientist in an eligible Swiss institution (cantonal universities, Swiss federal institutes of technology, federal and cantonal research institutes, universities of applied sciences) before, during and on the project completion date.

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The maximum amount that can be applied for each project is CHF 15,000.

A minimum project duration of 3 months to a maximum of 10 months can be applied for.

Detailed information is available in the call document.