Joint call for projects Morocco-Switzerland 2024

In the framework of the Memorandum of understanding signed by the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation of the Kingdom of Morocco, and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of the Swiss Confederation, a second call for projects is launched on 22 January 2024. It aims at strengthening the collaboration between Swiss and Moroccan institutions by allocating funding to research and development projects involving at least one Moroccan doctoral student.

The goal of this instrument is to reach the following cooperation objectives:

  • Support young researchers;
  • Help the networking between Moroccan and Swiss researchers to apply for international calls for projects;
  • Encourage mobility for professors, researchers and doctoral students.

The call for projects is open to the following disciplines:

  • Education sciences;
  • Cognitive sciences;
  • Sustainable water management;;
  • Biotechnology.

The maximum amount that can be requested is CHF 25,000 for the Switzerland-based partner(s) and MAD 250,000 for the Morocco-based partner(s). Eligibility criteria, funding regulation and selection process are given in the call document below.

Applications must be submitted using the K-Review online platform, available using the link below. You can find additional information on how to use this platform in the FAQ below.


Applications have to be submitted on the platform https://hes-so.k-review.com/ by following these steps:

  1. On your first visit, create an account using the "Register" button (top right).
  2. Use the "Sign in" button to access your account.
  3. Under "Ongoing campaigns", choose the "Research Partnership Grants 2022" campaign.
  4. Under "Proposals", click on "Add". Enter the title of your project (it can be changed later) and click on "Create draft".
  5. Follow the instructions to fill the "Information" and "Proposal questions" tabs.
  6. When you modify the content of your proposal, a message appears at the bottom with a "Save" button. Do not forget to save your changes regularly.
  7. You can access your proposal anytime. To do this, sign in on the platform (steps 2 and 3 above) and choose your project under "Proposals".
  8. After you have answered all the questions, submitted required documents and registered the participants, the proposal can be submitted using the "Submit the proposal" butoon (top left in the "Information" tab). Please be aware that no modification can be made after the proposal is submitted.

You can add your partners as "participants" on the platform:

  • In your proposal, in the "Information" tab, the section "Register a participant" allows you to create profiles for one or more people.
  • Once you have created their profile, or if they already have a profile on the platform, you can select your partners under the section "All registered participants except the author", by clicking the "Add" button. This opens a menu where you can choose or search participants.

  • Once you have selected the participants, click on "Add" in the yellow line below, and then on "Save" at the bottom of the screen.

  • The main applicant has to be identified as such by choosing the relevant option in the list. The person who is the "author" is the one who first created the proposal on the platform. They also need to be added as a participant. This person may be different from the "main applicant".

Once they have activated their account, all registered participants can work together on a proposal. Each of them can modify answers and add documents.

Once your partner has added you as a participant in your proposal, an account has been created for you on the platform. To access it, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to https://hes-so.k-review.com/.

  2. Click on "Forgot your password?"

  3. Enter your email address. If needed, check with your partner which address they have used to create your account.

  4. Click om "Send instructions".

  5. You will receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password.

  6. Once your new password is set up, you can access your account with your email address and your new password.

If you do not get an email with the instructions (step 5), please write an email to lhmena@hes-so.ch and we will send you a new password.

Once you are logged in, please follow these steps to access the project :

  1. Click on the three bars at the top left and on "Campaigns".

  2. Under “Ongoing campaigns for this partnership”, click on “Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa – Research Partnership Grants 2022”.

  3. The project is listed under “Proposals”.

The only requested documents are:

  • The form "Budget table" (the form and an example are available on the platform, under "Instructions" in the "Information" section).
  • CVs of all participants in one single PDF.
  • If needed, a document presenting the activities of the project (eg a Gantt chart).

These documents have to be uploaded directly on the platform, in the "Information" section of your project, under a menu called "Documents".

No other document is accepted. If you submit other documents, they will not be considered for the evaluation of your project.

  • Click on "Add" and "Upload"

  • Select the document(s) that you want to add.
  • The documents are added to your project. Click on "Save" at the bottom of the page.
  • If you need to remove a document, click on "-" in front of the document. It will remain available on the platform and can be retrieved by clicking "Add" and "Select". However, only the documents selected and displayed on the page of your project will be considered for the evaluation.

Here you have to enter the total cost of your project. This includes the "Research Partnership Grant" that you apply for, and the contributions by all partners and third parties.

The application form is available in English only, but proposals can be written in either English or French.