Extended Deadline: SNIS | Research Funding


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Date 01.02.2024
Category Call for proposal

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) offers grants to pluri-disciplinary research teams, to support projects on international studies, in the social sciences or combining natural and social sciences.

Proposals can be submitted in one of the following sections:

  1. General call for proposals on International Studies: concerning issues that are pluri-disciplinary, relevant to the international agenda, and for which international cooperation is required to produce policy-relevant outputs. Investigated issues may combine political, economic, social, environmental, historical, legal, health, scientific, and development dimensions of complex societal questions.
  2. Special 2024 theme:  “Pathways to inclusive and participatory multilateralism. With the following sub themes:
        1. The role of participatory multilateralism in addressing the climate
        and biodiversity crisis
        2. The role of technology for enhanced participation / representation
        3. The role of education for enhanced participation / representation
        4. New forms of representation, particularly
        • Representation of youth
        • Representation of the private sector

Who can apply:
  • The project Coordinator and Co-coordinator can be professors or post-docs, employed at least at 40% for work unrelated to the project at a Swiss Higher Education Institutions for the duration of the project. The applicant cannot hold a SNIS grant at the time of the submission of the pre-proposal. All coordinators must contact [email protected] to obtain an institutional letter of support.
  • Associated members: SNIS strongly encourages collaborations with International Organisations and NGOs. The team can also include researchers from abroad and local partners.

Funding & Duration: from CHF 100’000 to 300’000 for 24 months.

Eligible costs
  • If the coordinator or the co-coordinator is a faculty member without a full-time contract, SNIS will fund up to a 50% of a full-time position for the coordinator.
  • PhD students’ salary (following SNSF salary scale: CHF 51’292 per year + 16% social charges) with a minimum of 60% of their time dedicated to the SNIS project. All other personnel covered by this grant must be employed at least 50% FTE. 
  • Travel expenses.
  • Open access (up to 3% of the requested funds).
Non eligible costs
  • If the coordinator or co-coordinator has a full-time contract, SNIS funds cannot be used for the coordinator’s salary
  • Salary of the associated members (e.g. of IOs, NGOs).
  • Infrastructure, Equipment, Publications and Overheads.
Co-funding (in-kind and monetary):
  • Must amount to at least 25% and no more than 100% of requested funds.

Timeline of the call:
  • Deadline for pre-proposals: 25 Jan 2024 at 1pm (CET)
  • Decision on pre-proposals: end of March 2024
  • Internal deadline for institutional letter of support (only for non-independent PIs: at least 7 working days prior to the full proposal deadline (contact [email protected])
  • Deadline for full proposals (by invitation): 15 May 2024
  • Decision: end of July 2024 (success rate: 40%)
  • Start of the project: Autumn 2024

For further information and application, please have a look at the call document, the regulations, the online submission platform, past successful proposals and visit the call website.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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