Field research grants

Call for Bridging Grants with South Asia and Iran 2019:

About the Organization:

Zurich University of Applied Sciences university is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. In their work in research and development, the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences concentrates on important societal challenges, with a particular focus on energy and social integration.

Goals and objectives:

Bridging grants offer 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. Bridging grants 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.

Budget: The maximum grant amount per project is 25,000 Swiss francs.

Eligibility criteria (all criteria must be met): 

  • The Leading House South Asia and Iran accepts grant applications solely from applicants who are permanent residents of Switzerland and have an employment contract with a federal or cantonal university, university of applied sciences or university of teachers’ education in Switzerland.1
  • Applicants need to have successfully completed (or nearly completed) a research project with an institutional partner in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka, or need to have successfully piloted a joint teaching or a joint curriculum development project with an institution partner in one of the aforementioned countries.
  • Applicants must submit their grant application from their individual email account at their Swiss university, university of applied sciences or university of teachers’ education (e.g. Applications sent to us from other types of email addresses will be discarded and the senders will not be notified.
  • Matching funding is available (please see details below).

Matching funding:

  • Both the applicant and the partner institute abroad are required to make in-kind (e.g. work hours, usage of office or laboratory equipment, field visits, etc.) contributions to the proposed research project.
  • The Swiss applicant is required to make a financial contribution in addition to the one in-kind.
  • It is recommended that the partner institute abroad make a financial contribution as well. Such financial contribution can be funds of that institute and/or funds raised from funding bodies in their country.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Scientific merit or impact of the anticipated outcomes
  • Potential for long-term collaboration and follow-up activities
  • Feasibility of the proposed activity
  • Expertise and complementarities of the applicant and their partner institute abroad
  • Matching funding by the applicant and their partner institute abroad

This list is neither comprehensive nor in order of priority


  • Launch of this call: 01 November 2019
  • Applications will be accepted until: 15 January 2020
  • Evaluation and funding decision: End of March 2020
  • Notification of applicants: End of April 2020
  • Project start date: Must be in 2020
  • Project duration: Up to 6 months


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Name of the Organisation
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Grant Amount
Swiss francs 25,000
Closing date of Proposal
Wednesday, 15 January, 2020
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