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The Leading House South Asia and Iran at ZHAW announces the launch of the Call for Research Partnership Grants 2023 on November 6, 2023.

Research Partnership Grants aim to offer support to Iranian and Swiss researchers who are interested in joint research activities.

The grants have three main purposes:

  • foster new partnerships
    Research Partnership Grants are useful at an early stage in developing new partnerships or fleshing out recently established partnerships AND/OR
  • allow existing partnerships to grow and develop
    A Research Partnership Grant can offer Iranian and Swiss researchers who have already successfully completed a project with a partner in another country possibility of continuing joint research with the objective of preparing a grant application for a full joint research project (e.g. through the Swiss National Science Foundation, Iran National Science Foundation, EU funding or a national or regional funding body). These grants may also allow for joint teaching or curriculum development to be intensified AND/OR
  • support emerging research talent
    Research Partnership Grants may also be used to support the next generation of scientists, i.e. those who have gained a Master’s degree but who have not yet completed their PhD and who have no more than six years of professional research experience, in becoming integrated into international collaborations. They help to establish new partnerships through personal contacts, thereby making them more sustainable, and attracting young talent to spend time in an academic environment abroad.

The call for applications is now open until January 15, 2024. Calls are available for activities in all scientific disciplines and research fields. Applicants should, however, be able to demonstrate that their project will be sustainable by gaining access to external funding once the grant period ends.

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