Call for proposal

  Thursday 28 February 2019

[ Fondation Botnar | Research funding on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing ]

The Swiss-based Fondation Botnar launches a call for research projects that aim at:

  • better understanding the determinants, mechanisms and status of the health and wellbeing of adolescents in rapidly growing secondary cities in low- and middle-income countries.
  • and/or validating new solutions and services addressing unmet adolescent health or wellbeing needs or challenges at the individual, community or city system level.
The solutions and services must be affordable, accessible and equitable for the target populations in need and should leverage digital technologies and exploit AI if appropriate in the context. The foundation particularly encourages social science research projects.
Find below an idea of what is supported:
  • Example of topics (including, but not limited to): Mental health, Nutrition, Education, Infectious diseases, Violence, Substance abuse, Injury, Chronic physical illnesses, Prevention and/or management of sexual and reproductive health and HIV.
  • Example of countries (including, but not limited to):  Romania, Tanzania, Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, Senegal, India, Morocco, Egypt, Indonesia and Vietnam.
  • Example of solutions (including, but not limited to): improving the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management or cure of diseases or enabling and promoting the wellbeing of adolescents.
  • Does not support: projects in emergency or humanitarian relief, in crisis and conflict zones, and in the areas of culture and music. The foundation does not replace state funding.
Who can apply: researchers and organisations anywhere in the world.
Funding: min. CHF 100’000
Eligible costs: personnel, material costs, expendable items, field expenses, travel or expenses of third parties, equipment, access to infrastructure, conferences and workshops, national and international cooperation, networking activities and 10% overhead.
Does not cover: publication costs, exhibitions and infrastructure.
Deadline for short proposals: 28 February 2019, 24:00 CET.
Deadline for full proposals: 30 April 2019, 24:00 CET (upon invitation).
Evaluation of short proposals: by the foundation’s management team and Expert Commission.
Selection of full proposals: by the foundation’s board.
Decision: within 6 months from the submission of the sort proposal.
For further information, please have a look at the call webpage, the application process and the online application portal.
For smaller, innovative projects of max. CHF 300’000, please have a look at the foundation’s One-off grants (the call deadline is also February 28).

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