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Learning Events Programme for Researchers from Developing Countries
Learning events enhance the educational, scientific and training competencies of individual researchers as well as their research institutions. KFPE’s Learning Events Programme supports researchers from developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America involved in research partnerships with a Swiss institution and promotes interdisciplinary and intercultural learning.
Swiss institutions and/or their partners in developing countries are invited to submit proposals for the learning events. Learning and training content should include soft skills, theories, methods, integrated approaches, thematic specialisations, and inter- and transdisciplinary working methods.
A first call was launched 29 April 2013, with two calls to follow in 2014.
Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development - R4D
The Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d.ch programme) is being implemented jointly by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The joint programme supports relevant research for development aimed at solving global problems in poor countries. It consists of five thematic modules and a module for research without pre-defined topics. The five thematic modules are:
To stay informed you can subscribe to the programme newsletter.
SCOPES (Scientific Co-operation between Eastern Europe and Switzerland)
The SCOPES programme, which is financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC), promotes scientific co-operation between research groups and institutions in Switzerland and Eastern Europe.
For more Information http://www.snf.ch/E/international/europe/scopes/Pages/default.aspx
The Confederation’s Bilateral Programmes with BRICS Countries
In the 2013-2016 Swiss Education, Research and Innovation (ERI) Dispatch, State Secretary for Research and Educationmandates the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to implement one of the funding schemes available within these programmes - the Joint Research Projects (JRPs) - for five of the priority countries - Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa (abbreviated BRICS).
International Short Visits
The International Short Visits of the Swiss National Science Foundation enable researchers working in Switzerland to go abroad or researchers from elsewhere to come to Switzerland. The visits can last between one week and three months and are limited to one person (the visiting fellow) going to one institute (the host institute). Both the visiting fellow and one person from the host institute (the host) are co-applicants of the proposal. More Information, also about eligibility criteria
Swiss Universities Of Applied Sciences
A research program supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) - More Information
The Nestlé Foundation initiates and supports research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries according to the World Bank classification.
Sight and Life
Sight and Life has recently instituted its new strategy and as such the grants (humanitarian, educational, conference grants) have been redesigned. The strategic focuses are micronutrient dietary improvement through supplementation and fortification; promoting partnerships and building capacity; and sharing knowledge for improved nutrition.
UBS Foundation is dedicated to improving the well-being of children in need through education, protection and health. Therefore UBS Foundation support projects in the areas of: Education & Upbringing, Child protection, Global health research.
Other Funding Possibilities
EU-Funding Opportunities under the 2013 work programme for international cooperation (via UKCDS)
ACCESS4.EU projects: This web portal provides European researchers with information about Research, Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI) programmes around the world, which are open to European participation.
Link to various research grants: http://www.scidev.net/grants/
TWAS is an autonomous international organization based in Trieste, Italy. Its principal aim is to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in the South.
TWAS' exchange programmes: http://twas.ictp.it/prog/exchange
International Foundation for Science (IFS)
GDNet supports researchers working in developing countries by providing a range of funding information services carrying up-to-date news of grants, fellowships and other funding opportunities, specially selected for relevance to social science researchers. For more information:
European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)