[ SERI – Leading House Africa | Lectureships and Prolonged Research Stays ]

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Date 18.02.2022  
Category Call for proposal

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned Swiss TPH with support from the University of Basel as Leading House for bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Africa. The Leading House Africa (LH) opened a call for Lectureships and Prolonged Research Stays at African Higher Education Institutions for Research Groups of Swiss Higher Education Institutions.

The goal of this instrument is to promote research cooperation between Swiss and African Higher Education Institutions, geared towards the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

Who can apply:

  • Senior researchers (research team/group leader or senior researcher/lecturer) of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, as well as public research institutions.
  • The Lead PI must be employed at one of the aforementioned Swiss institutions.
  • Eligible Partner: Researcher of an African Higher Education Institution from all African countries, except Maghreb region and Egypt

Funding: up to CHF 50’000

Duration: up to 6 months

Eligible costs: personnel (max 20% of the total budget), travel, accommodation, conferences and meetings, project consumables and equipment. Does NOT cover overheads costs.

Call timeline:
  • Application deadline: 18 February 2022
  • Decision: 29 April 2022
  • Earliest project start: June 2022

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

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free

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