SNSF/SERI: The bilateral programmes of the Swiss Confederation

The SNSF and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) are launching a joint call for proposals on the theme of “Designing Future Societies”. The call is in the framework of the bilateral programs for which the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) mandated the SNSF to implement one of the funding schemes available within these programmes - the Joint Research Projects (JRPs) - for seven of the priority countries - Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa and South Korea.

JRPs allow researchers from Switzerland and researchers from the given priority country to jointly investigate a specific question. These projects typically last three years and the corresponding grants cover, in Switzerland, similar costs as SNSF national projects (equipment, research funds, and salaries). The SNSF organises the calls with one or two counterparts in the concerned country. For the successful projects, each country funds its own researchers. Most of the calls are thematically restricted to research fields of importance to both countries involved.


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Application Info

Eligible institutions: Universities, Universities of applied sciences, Universities of teacher education


  1. Juni 2022



36 montgs


Switzerland, Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa, Japan, Korea (South), Argentina, Vietnam

Level of education

Researcher with Ph.D.

Funding Types

project, collaborative project


max. 250'000 CHF

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