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Date and time 28.01.2021  
Category Call for proposal

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) offers grants to pluri-disciplinary research teams, to support projects on international studies, combining natural and social sciences.

Proposals can be submitted in one of the following sections:

  1. General call for proposals on International Studies: concerning issues that are pluri-disciplinary, relevant to the international agenda, and for which international cooperation is required to produce policy-relevant outputs. Investigated issues may combine political, economic, social, environmental, historical, legal, health, scientific, and development dimensions of complex societal questions.
  2. Special 2021 theme: Covid-19: What lessons for multilateralism? (particularly in view of climate change action).

Who can apply:
  • The project Coordinator and Co-coordinator can be professors or post-docs with a employed at least at 40% at a Swiss Higher Education Institutions for the duration of the project. The cannot hold a SNIS grant at the time of the submission of the pre-proposal. All coordinators must contact [email protected] to obtain an institutional letter of support.
  • Associated members: SNIS strongly encourages collaborations with International Organisations and NGOs. The team can also include researchers from abroad and local partners.

Funding & Duration: from CHF 100’000 to 300’000 for 24 months.

Eligible costs
  • If the coordinator or the co-coordinator is a faculty member without a full-time contract, SNIS will fund up to a 50% of a full-time position for the coordinator.
  • PhD students’ salary (following SNSF salary scale: CHF 50’040 per year + 16% social charges) with a minimum of 60% of their time dedicated to the SNIS project. All other personnel covered by this grant must be employed at least 50% FTE. 
  • Travel expenses.
  • Open access (up to 3% of the requested funds).

Non eligible costs
  • If the coordinator or co-coordinator has a full-time contract, SNIS funds cannot be used for the coordinator’s salary
  • Salary of the associated members (e.g. of IOs, NGOs).
  • Infrastructure, Equipment, Publications and Overheads.

Co-funding (in-kind and monetary):
  • Must amount to at least 25% and no more than 100% of requested funds.

Timeline of the call:
  • Deadline for pre-proposals: 28 January 2021 at 13:00h (GMT +1)
  • Decision on pre-proposals: end of March 2021
  • Internal deadline for institutional letter of support: 7 May 2021 (only for non-independent PIs; contact [email protected])
  • Deadline for full proposals (by invitation): 17 May 2021
  • Decision: end of June 2021 (success rate: 40%)
  • Start of the project: usually in Autumn 2021

For further information and application, please have a look at the call document, the regulations, the online submission platform, past successful proposals and visit https://snis.ch/funding/.
 

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