Leading House Asia : Research Partnership Grants

Publié le 05.07.2023. Mis à jour le 12.07.2023.

Date butoir : 30 septembre 2023

Research Partnership Grants support the deepening of an existing partnership or the establishment of a new partnership through a joint research project or activities in the field of education.

  • Grant sum: max. 25 kCHF
  • Project duration: up to 12 months
  • Eligible partners: located in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan and ASEAN member states.
  • Submission deadline: 30 September 2023
  • Earliest project start date: 1 February 2024

Goals and objectives

The Research Partnership Grants support research projects with partner institutions. The collaboration can be based on a new partnership or on an existing partnership between researchers and scientists affiliated to a Swiss institution and researchers from the partner country.

The goal of this instrument is to allow researchers to conduct feasibility studies or pilot projects in order to apply for grants from other funding agencies. Research Partnership Grants can fund the preparation of a joint project proposal for submission to other funding agencies (e.g. national funding agencies or EU funding schemes) or research projects to develop long-term partnerships between two institutions or research groups. Activities to intensify joint teaching or curriculum development are also eligible for this grant.


The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research, including social sciences and humanities.

Professors, senior scientists and postdoctoral researchers of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education, as well as public research institutes, are eligible to apply. Please check the eligible institutions here. The Switzerland-based scientist is the main applicant.

Note to applicants from UAS/UTE: UAS/UTE staff with research responsibility (group leaders, researchers with 5+ years of experience) and in equivalent functions are eligible to apply. If in doubt or in case you are not sure whether your position is eligible to act as a Principle Investigator (PI), please email robin.vital(at) or elise.nardin(at)

For more information about eligibility criteria and about the application process, please visit the website of the Leading House Asia.