Welcome to the Leading House South Asia and Iran

The ZHAW is the Leading House for research collaboration with partner institutions in South Asia and Iran. Mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in 2017, the ZHAW promotes and fosters scientific cooperation with key institutions in South Asia and Iran during the funding period 2017-2020. The South Asia region includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with Iran as an additional country.

All scientists from Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education, as well as public research institutions, are eligible to apply. Calls are open for activities in all scientific disciplines and fields of research.

On these webpages you will find detailed information about the funding instruments, modalities attached to these and how to apply for grants.

Funding instruments by country

Funding instruments for research collaboration with Afghanistan

Seed money grants, bridging grants, mobility grants, innovation partnership grants

Find out about the funding instruments for research collaboration with Afghanistan

Funding instruments for research collaboration with Bangladesh

Seed money grants, bridging grants, mobility grants, innovation partnership grants

Find out about the funding instruments for research collaboration with Bangladesh

Funding instruments for research collaboration with Bhutan

Seed money grants, bridging grants, mobility grants, innovation partnership grants

Find out about the Funding instruments for research collaboration with Bhutan

Funding instruments for research collaboration with India

Bridging grants, symposia & workshops, mobility grants, academia-industry training

Find out about the Funding instruments for research collaboration with India

Funding instruments for research collaboration with Iran

Seed money grants, bridging grants, symposia & workshops, mobility grants, innovation partnership grants

Find out about the Funding instruments for research collaboration with Iran

Funding instruments for research collaboration with the Maldives

Seed money grants, bridging grants, mobility grants, innovation partnership grants

Find out about the Funding instruments for research collaboration with Maldives

Funding instruments for research collaboration with Nepal

Seed money grants, bridging grants, mobility grants, innovation partnership grants

Find out about the Funding instruments for research collaboration with Nepal

Funding instruments for research collaboration with Pakistan

Seed money grants, bridging grants, mobility grants, innovation partnership grants

Find out about the funding instruments for research collaboration with Pakistan

Funding instruments for research collaboration with Sri Lanka

Seed money grants, bridging grants, mobility grants, innovation partnership grants

Find out about the Funding instruments for research collaboration with Sri Lanka

Swiss Leading Houses for other regions

Calls for other regions