Call for Proposals for Opportunity Grants with China (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan)

Deadline: call permanently open until 2020
Grant sum: max. 50 kCHF
Project duration: up to 12 months
Eligible countries: China (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea, ASEAN member states (partner countries)

Goals and objectives
Opportunity grants will support activities of Swiss researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes linked to specific events or incidents in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN. Examples of such events are on the one hand large public happenings, such as the Olympic Games, international or national Expos etc., or on the other hand major environmental or economic developments in the region. The goal of the opportunity grants is to provide non-bureaucratic support to bottom-up initiatives. These initiatives aim at increasing the visibility of Swiss science and technology abroad or applying its results to a concrete development or challenge.

Eligibility
The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research. All senior scientists of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teachers’ education, as well as public research institutions, are eligible to apply. A single Swiss scientist or a consortium of Swiss scientists can act as the main applicant.

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