Deadline: 12 January 2020

Grant sum: max 25 kCHF

Project duration: up to 12 months


Eligible countries:

  • China (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan)
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • ASEAN member states (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam)

Goals and objectives
Bridging grants build on existing collaboration projects between Swiss researchers and scientists from research institutes or universities from the partner countries.

Bridging grants can fund the preparation of a joint project proposal for submission to large funding agencies or to develop established and long-term partnerships between two institutions or chairs. Activities to intensify joint teaching or curriculum development are also covered by the bridging grants.

The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research.

All scientists of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teachers’ education, as well as public research institutions, are eligible to apply. The Swiss scientist is the main applicant.

Collaborators must be scientists affiliated with a university or a public research institute from one of the partner countries. The collaborating partner must hold a faculty or senior scientist position or a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) with several years of research experience.

Further Information