Presentation of SERI funding with MENA | Event


Event details

Date 18.10.2021  
Category Conferences - Seminars

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) manages the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (LHMENA).

After a first four-year mandate during which 35 mobility stays, research collaborations and innovation projects received LHMENA’s support, LHMENA is pleased to announce its activities for 2021-2024.

For this new mandate, the focus will be put on research projects. A regular instrument, the "Research partnership grants", will be launched three years in a row. It will be followed by a more important instrument, the “Consolidation grants”, launched in the second half of the mandate. Each call will be announced on the Leading House’s website. The schedule for the next four years will be as follows:
InstrumentMaximum amountLaunchApplication deadlineProject duration

  • Research partnership grants (CHF 15,000 per project) open in September 2021 and close in December 2021.
  • Research partnership grants (CHF 15,000 per project) open in May 2022 and close in September 2022.
  • Research partnership grants (CHF 15,000 per project) open in May 2023 and close in September 2023.
  • Consolidation grants (CHF 40,000 per project) open in May 2023 and close in September 2023.
Eligible countries
Other important change, these instruments are now open to all countries of the MENA region, which are: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Occupied Palestinian territory, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen. Conditions and eligibility criteria will be specified in the regulation of each call.

The Leading House organises a kick-off event to present its new funding instruments and, more generally, to bring together the people in Switzerland who collaborate with the MENA region.
It will also be the occasion to present some of the projects that were supported by the Leading House MENA during the 2017-2020 mandate.

This kick-off event will take place on Monday 18th October, from 2pm to 6pm, in Fribourg and online. Detailed information and registration will be available soon on our website the Leading House’s website. Interested researchers can already save this date in their calendars.

Check out anytime to see the opportunities for bilateral collaboration offered by all the Leading Houses, SNFS, Innosuisse and more.


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free

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