The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned ZHAW as Leading House for the bilateral research collaboration with partner institutions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This bridging grant offers 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. This grant 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. Application deadline is 15 January 2020. For more information please visit the program website or take a look at the information sheet.