Leading House Asia : Opportunity Grants

Publié le 24.05.2022. Mis à jour le 24.05.2022.

The Opportunity Grants support initiatives of researchers from Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, and public research institutes, linked to specific events or incidents in East and Southeast Asia.

Grant sum: max. 50 kCHF

Project duration: up to 12 months

Eligible partners: located in China, Japan, South Korea, ASEAN member states. Partners located in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan are also eligible.

Goals and objectives

The 'Opportunity Grants' support bottom-up initiatives of researchers from Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, and public research institutes, linked to specific events or incidents in East and Southeast Asia.

These research-based initiatives aim at increasing the visibility of Swiss science, technology and innovation abroad.

Events or incidents eligible for 'Opportunity Grants' can be:

  • Large public happenings such as the Olympic Games, international or national expositions/biennales.
  • Major environmental events such as the implications of a typhoon, earthquake or tsunami.
  • Major economic and political developments such as the possible geopolitical implications of a presidential visit or a shift of power in a government.
  • Launch of a new public policy such as new impactful agriculture or migration policies.

Timeline

Call launch: 17 May 2022

Application deadline: 31 July 2022

Review process: August-September 2022

Decision: mid-September 2022

Earliest project start: November 2022

Project duration: up to 12 months

Call document, contacts and application form are available on the LH Asia website.