Current funding opportunities for research cooperations between Switzerland and Asia

The Leading House Asia at ETHZ announces the opening of a new call on 1 July 2021. The Research Parntership Grants support research projects with collaborating institutions in China (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea, ASEAN member states, which have to be based on an existing partnership. A goal of this instrument is to allow researchers to conduct feasibility studies or pilot projects in order to apply for grants from larger funding agencies. A Research Partnership Grant builds on existing collaborations projects between researchers and scientists affiliated to a Swiss institution and researchers from the partner country. The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research, including social sciences and humanities. The Switzerland-​based scientist is the main applicant.

Currently, several other calls are open for application.

The Opportunity Grants support bottom-​up initiatives of researchers from Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, and public research institutes, linked to specific events or incidents in China (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN. These research-​based initiatives aim at increasing the visibility of Swiss science, technology and innovation abroad. The application deadline is 18 July 2021. The next call opens in spring 2022.

Finally, the Korean-Swiss Young Researchers’ Exchange Programmeis an instrument for the exchange of early career researchers. The instrument funds 3-​month research stays in the partner country. Applications are accepted until 30 June 2021.