MENA Consolidation Grants 2023


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Date 02.10.2023
Category Call for proposal
Aim: to encourage more advanced, solid projects between Switzerland and the MENA region. The impulse for the COG proposals should come from previous collaborations between the Swiss and the MENA applicants, with the goal to evolve and deepen those partnerships.
The objective of this instrument is to allow researchers to conduct fieldwork, laboratory feasiblility studies, or to organise conferences and workshops. 
This call for "Consolidation Grants" is launched for the first time and it is currently open. The COGs are different from the Research Partnership Grants (2021, 2022, 2023) as the Swiss and MENA partners must have already conducted at least one activity together.

Amount: CHF 40,000

Duration:  18 months, max.

Deadline: 02.10.2023

Eligibility: The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research. However, proposals planning developments for military application will be rejected.
  • Swiss based scientist:  Main applicant, must hold a position, either permanent or lasting until the end of the project, and have a research or practical experience of three years or more
  • MENA based scientist: must be affiliated to an accredited university or a public research institute and must hold a faculty or scientist position in addition to several years of research or practical experience
  •  Partners : must have already conducted at least one activity together. This activity can be (non-exhaustive list): publication, teacher exchange, project funded by an external grant, joint teaching, co-supervised doctoral thesis, etc. Applications which do not specify any ongoing or completed joint activity will not be considered for funding
  • MENA Regions : Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Occupied Palestinian territory, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
How to Apply:  Applications shall be submitted on the platform accessible on the LHMENA website.

For further Information:
  • Leading House MENA Region
Mr. Michael Krieger
LHMENA Programme manager
HES-SO Rectorat
Route de Moutier 14
Case postale
2800 Delémont
Email : [email protected] Phone : +41 58 900 00 32

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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