[SNSF – Japanese-Swiss Joint Research Projects open call 2018 | Research funding]
In the frame of the Strategic Japanese-Swiss Science and Technology Programme (SJSSTP), the SNSF - mandated by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) - and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) launch a second call for proposals to fund joint research projects (JRPs) in the thematic areas of Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences. Grants are meant to promote ambitious collaborative projects proposing innovative approaches and involving at least one main applicant based in Switzerland and one based in Japan. Each applicant may only apply for one project. Eight to ten projects can be financed.
Proposals must contain two separate budgets. The SNSF will cover the costs for the Swiss part and the JSPS for the Japanese part. The eligible costs covered by SNSF are: equipment, research funds needed to carry out the project (travel costs, room and board costs, field expenses, expendable items,…), salaries with social charges (three years of a PhD or two years of a postdoc), costs for granting access to research data (up to CHF 10,000), and visiting costs to Japan. On the Japanese side, eligible costs are research expenses (equipment costs, travel costs and employee salaries) and visiting costs to Switzerland.
Funding and duration
Funding amount: Swiss side, max. 250’000 CHF / project (Japanese side, max. 10 million JPY / year)
Duration: up to 36 months (earliest start June 2019)
Submission deadlines: pre-proposal, June 13th 2018; full-proposal (upon invitation), November 28th 2018
Application: pre-proposals will be evaluated by the SNSF exclusively and should be submitted only to the SNSF via mySNF.ch platform. Upon invitation, full proposals will be jointly evaluated and must be submitted to both SNSF and JSPS.
For more information: please have a look at the SNSF website, the call document (with guidelines) or contact the Research Office.