Bridging grants offer the possibility to continue joint research in order to prepare a grant application for a full joint research project e.g. through the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), EU funding or any other national or regional funding body. Bridging grants may also enable the intensification of joint teaching or curriculum development. The call is open for activities in all scientific disciplines and fields of research.
- The Leading House South Asia and Iran accepts grant applications solely from applicants who are permanent residents of Switzerland and have an employment contract with a federal or cantonal university, university of applied sciences or university of teachers’ education in Switzerland.
- Applicants need to have successfully completed (or nearly completed) a research project with an institutional partner in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka, or need to have successfully piloted a joint teaching or a joint curriculum development project with an institution partner in one of the aforementioned countries.
- Applicants must submit their grant application from their individual email account at their Swiss university, university of applied sciences or university of teachers’ education (e.g. email@example.com). Applications sent to us from other types of email addresses will be discarded and the senders will not be notified.
- Matching funding is available (please see details below).