The ZHAW was commissioned in 2017 and confirmed for a 2nd mandate period in 2021 as Leading House by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) to foster bilateral research collaborations with partner institutions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Research Partnership Grant is one of the instruments implemented to serve this purpose.
The main purposes:
- foster new partnerships: Research Partnership Grants are useful at an early stage in developing new
- allow existing partnerships to grow and develop: A Research Partnership Grant can offer Swiss
researchers who have already successfully completed a project with a partner in South Asia or Iran the
possibility of continuing joint research with the objective of preparing a grant application for a full joint
research project (e.g. through the Swiss National Science Foundation, EU funding or a national or regional funding body). These grants may also allow for joint teaching or curriculum development to be intensified, AND/OR
- support emerging research talent: Research Partnership Grants may also be used to support the next
generation of scientists, i.e. those who have gained a Master’s degree but who have not yet completed their PhD and who have no more than six years of professional research experience, in becoming integrated in international collaborations.
For more information, refer to: https://iscoweb.iut.ac.ir/fa/node/1283