Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme in the Social Sciences

The Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme in the Social Sciences is designed to encourage and initiate research collaborations between Swiss and Indian social scientists on topics of mutual interests with the aim to intensify interaction between scholars and research institutions of the two countries as to promote sustainable bilateral collaboration.

The Scholars Exchange Grants are designed to fund visits of researchers in the social sciences between Switzerland and India, for joint research, field research, teaching exchange, joint development of a research proposal and presentations in conferences.


Mr Marc Pilloud
University of Lausanne
Tel.: +41 (0)21 692 20 23

Dr S. M. Verma
Indian Council for Social Science Research
Tel.: +91-11-26741856, 26742832



Max. 12 months


Switzerland, India

Level of education

PhD student, Researcher with Ph.D.

Funding Types

scholarships / personnel costs, collaborative project, conferences, travel expenses


Max. CHF 10,000 per project on the Swiss side

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