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The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) is an informal multi-stakeholder group of Swiss institutions and private individuals interested in agricultural research for development (ARD).

The SFIAR awards new, innovative and result oriented research projects with a prize sum of CHF 5'000 (CHF 10'000 for a team)

Members come from research institutions, NGOs, the private sector, farmers' organisations and public agencies.

The goals and objectives of SFIAR are:

  • Sharing information between ARD stakeholders in Switzerland
  • Promoting the visibility of Swiss ARD
  • Playing an advocacy role at policy level
  • Serving as a national partner in international initiatives
  • Promoting collaboration between actors in Swiss ARD


    The prize sum of the SFIAR Award is CHF 5'000 for an individual and CHF 10'000 for a team.

    The Award is offered annually.


  • Scientists working (or having worked) for a Swiss institution and with at least one partner in a developing country can apply for the SFIAR Award.

  • The research submitted for the Award should have been completed preferably no longer than two years ago.

  • Teams are encouraged to apply for the award.
  • The team leader decides on the distribution of the award money. Deadline: 7th August

    For more information and application, visit: SFIAR Award Website
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