The call for projects "Research Partnership Grants" aims at developing new joint project proposals or connecting already existing and independently funded projects in Switzerland and in the MENA partner countries into long-lasting cooperation. The goal of this instrument is to allow researchers to conduct desk work, field research or laboratory feasibility studies, in order to apply for grants from other funding agencies (e.g. national funding agencies or EU funding schemes), and/or to develop long-term partnerships between two institutions or research groups.
The Research Partnership Grants instrument has already been launched in 2021 and 2022. The call for projects for 2023 is closed. It was the last call for Research Partnership Grants in the current mandate of the Leading House MENA (2021-2024). The text for this call is available below.