It aims at supporting high-quality research projects concerning problems relevant to disadvantaged countries.
The scheme Research Partnerships with Developing Countries encourages a better relationship between researchers in Switzerland and the South and contributes to strengthening the scientific potential of countries in the South.
It focuses on the importance of knowledge and strengthening research capacities in developing countries.
For this reason, the programme and its evaluation process contain elements to support both scientific quality as well as development-relevant aspects.
The research partnerships are integrated into the general research funding of the SNSF and are thus open to all scientific disciplines.
Research institutes in Switzerland and developing countries are eligible to participate in the scheme.
Applications for funding may only be submitted in response to specific funding calls.
Applications for funding of a Joint Research Project may only be submitted by researchers of public research institutions in Switzerland and developing countries.
The Research Partnerships are integrated in the general research funding of the SNSF.
They are therefore open to all scientific disciplines as long as the projects concentrate on problems specific to developing countries.
For more grants information and application, see: Joint Research Projects Grants Website