SERI | 2022 Call for Opportunity Grants with East and Southeast Asia


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Date 31.07.2022  
Category Call for proposal

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) mandated the ETH Zurich as Leading House for bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in East and Southeast Asia.  In 2022, the Leading House Asia ETH Zurich opened a call for proposals for opportunity grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN member states, incl. Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

Who can apply:

  • Postdoctoral scientists, senior scientists and professors (single or in a consortium) of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, as well as public research institutions.
  • The main applicant must be employed at one of the aforementioned Swiss institutions.
  • The proposal has to include at least one co-applicant from one of the partner countries. Co-applicant(s) will have to provide their own funds (cash and in-kind).

Funding: up to CHF 50’000

Duration: up to 12 months

For what:
  • Support to bottom-​up initiatives of Swiss researchers linked to specific events or incidents in the partner countries (China, Japan, South Korea, ASEAN, incl. Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan).
  • Examples of events: large public happenings (such as the Olympic Games, international or national expositions/biennales), major environmental events (such as the implications of a typhoon, earthquake or tsunami), major economic and political developments (such as the geopolitical implications of a presidential visit or a shift of power in a government), launch of a new public policy (such as new impactful agriculture or migration policies).
  • Examples of activities: organisation of thematic events for a broader audience or application of a Swiss technology or research results
  • Objective: increase the visibility of Swiss science and technology abroad or apply its results to a concrete development or challenge.
  • The call is open to all disciplines.

Eligible costs: travel, accommodation costs, project consumables and equipment, logistics. Does NOT cover research projects, salaries or scientific exchanges.

Call timeline:
  • Application deadline: 31 July 2022
  • Decision: mid-September 2022
  • Earliest project start: November 2022

For more information and application, please have a look at the call website, call guidelines, research plan template and online application form.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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