[ SNSF | Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme ]


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Date 30.11.2021  
Category Call for proposal

In the context of the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP), the SNSF is launching a call for Joint Research Projects (JRPs) together with the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) in India and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) to support collaborations between researchers in Switzerland and India in two different fields of research:

Under the MoES, the overarching topic of the call is “Mountain research, with a focus on glaciers or climate research”. The proposal must fall under one of the following subtopics:

  • Glaciers as climate archives
  • Cryospheric modelling
  • Forecasts for heavy rainfall/cloudburst
  • Multi-risk early warning systems
  • Orographic cloud and precipitation formation
  • Aerosols from mountainous ecosystems to act as cloud condensation nuclei and ice nucleating particles
Under the ICSSR, the following topics in the field of social sciences are available:
  • International Migration and Immigration Policies
  • Technology, Social Media and Social Cohesion
  • Heritage and Cultural Exchange in Global Age
  • AI, Big Data and Social Science
The SNSF will evaluate the applications together with the MoES and the ICSSR. The available budget for this call allows for the funding of 7 projects in the field of mountain research (MoES/SNSF) and 8 projects in the field of social sciences (ICSSR/SNSF), provided that a sufficient number of high-quality proposals are submitted. The maximum budget available for the Swiss side of a project is CHF 350,000 for a 4-year project and CHF 250,000 for three years.

The duration of the JRPs under the MoES topics is 3 to 4 years and JRPs under the ICSSR topics 3 years.

Who can apply:
  • At least one main applicant based in Switzerland and one based in India. Other applicants and project partners based in Switzerland and/or India can also participate.
  • Swiss-based applicants: natural persons employed at a Swiss university, a Swiss university of applied sciences or an institution of the ETH Domain. They must be eligible for SNSF Project Funding (ref. EPFL Instructions for SNSF Project Funding). Swiss applicants can apply for this call even if they hold or have applied for other SNSF grants.
  • Applicants based in India: Please refer to the call document for specific rules and regulations.
  • All main and other applicants may only submit one application per call.

Funding & Duration:
  • Max. CHF 350’000 for 4 years and CHF 250’000 for 3 years (for the Swiss part).
  • Eligible costs for Swiss-based applicants: personnel costs, material costs, access to infrastructure costs, open research data, conferences and workshops, international cooperation and networking. With regard to international travel and subsistence, the overall principle is that airfare and insurance will be covered under the funded budget of the sending country, while accommodation, meals, subsistence, and local travel will be paid by the country hosting the visit. Overhead costs for Swiss applicants are not admissible. To prepare your budget, you can use the EPFL Budget Calculator for SNSF Project Funding.
  • For your Data Management Plan (DMP), use the cost calculator to estimate your data management costs

Timeline of the call:
  • Deadlines: 30 November 2021 at 17:00 CEST
    • The Indian participant(s) must submit the complete proposal (same as submitted on mySNF) as one single consolidated PDF file, at latest within seven working days after the deadline of the call
  • Submission: Proposals are to be jointly prepared by the Swiss and Indian applicants. They must be submitted by the Swiss main applicant to the SNSF mySNF.
  • Earliest starting date for the JRP: 1 September 2022

For further information, please have a look at the call webpage, the call document and the EPFL Toolkit for project funding.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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