The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned ZHAW as Leading House for the bilateral research collaboration with partner institutions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This bridging grant offers the possibility to continue joint research in order to prepare a grant application for a full joint research project e.g. through the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), EU funding or any other national or regional funding body.

This grant may also enable the intensification of joint teaching or curriculum development. The call is open for activities in all scientific disciplines and fields of research.

Applications are accepted from applicants who are permanent residents of Switzerland and have a permanent employment contract with a federal or cantonal university, university of applied sciences, university of teacher’s education or any officially recognized research institute in Switzerland (in accordance with the listings on the SBFI Website.

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