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All funding instruments of the Leading House South Asia and Iran

Research partnership grants

Research partnership grants aim to offer support to Swiss researchers who are interested in entering into research collaborations with institutional partners located in any of the nine countries that fall within the mandate region of this Leading House: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The grants have three main purposes:

Applications are accepted from applicants who are permanent residents of Switzerland and have a permanent employment contract with a federal or cantonal university, a university of applied sciences, a university of teacher education or any officially recognised research institute in Switzerland (in accordance with the listings on the SERI website). Calls are open for activities in all scientific disciplines and research fields. Applicants should, however, be able to demonstrate that their project will be sustainable by gaining access to external funding once the grant period comes to an end. Any further eligibility criteria will be detailed whenever a call for grants is published.

There are currently no open calls for grants. These will be published on this website and via the Newsletter (subscription below).

Symposia and workshops

Swiss researchers planning to organise a symposium or workshop with partner organisations in any country in South Asia or Iran may approach the Leading House to find out more about funding possibilities.

Academia-Industry Training

The Academia-Industry Training programme allows young scientists to validate their innovative concepts in direct contact with business representatives in Switzerland and India. The objective is to enable researchers to gain a better understanding of the potential market viability of their research concept and thereby allow them to refine their concept accordingly.

In addition, it allows them to develop their own entrepreneurial skills, which will be an asset if they choose to start up their own business.

For detailed information and registration, please visit the programme’s webpage.

Available for research collaborations with partners in India.

Stay informed

If you would like to be informed whenever a call for proposal is announced, please register here:

Registration Form Leading House South Asia and Iran