Leading House Asia : Consolidation Grants

Publié le 18.03.2024. Mis à jour le 18.03.2024.

Special call supporting research projects with collaborating institutions in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan and ASEAN member states. Submissions are possible up to June 15, 2024

  • Grant sum: max. 50,000 CHF
  • Project duration: up to 12 months
  • Eligible partners: located in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan and ASEAN member states.
  • Submission deadline: 15 June 2024
  • Earliest start date: 14 October 2024
  • Latest start date: 15 November 2024

Goals and objectives

The Consolidation Grants (CG) aim to encourage more advanced, solid projects between Switzerland and the East Asia or the Southeast Asia region. The impulse for the CG proposals should come from previous collaborations between the Switzerland-based and the East- or Southeast Asia-based applicant, with the goal to evolve and deepen those partnerships. The objective of this instrument is to allow researchers to conduct fieldwork, laboratory feasibility studies, to organize conferences and workshops, to 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.


To be eligible to apply, the partners must have already conducted at least one activity together. Applications which do not specify any ongoing or completed joint activity will not be considered for funding.

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

Postdoctoral scientists, senior scientists and professors of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, as well as public research institutes, are eligible to apply. The main applicant must be employed at one of the aforementioned Swiss institutions. Researchers of all nationalities are eligible to apply as 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 Principal Investigator (PI), please email elise.nardin(at)

A single Switzerland-based scientist or a consortium of Switzerland-based scientists from different research institutions can act as the main applicant. In the latter case, one of the members of the consortium must act as the main applicant.

The partner applicant has to be a senior academic researcher affiliated with a university of a public institute of the partner country. Asian researchers interested in acting as co-applicants on the Asian side have to contact their Switzerland-based peers.


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