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Leading House Region Africa Seed Funding 2020: SDGs in South Africa

The Leading House Region Africa calls for proposals for projects from Swiss academic institutions. Seed funding will be provided for partnerships with research institutions in South Africa, with particular focus on Limpopo province. Submission deadline is 5 June.

The Swiss TPH, supported by the University of Basel, is the Leading House for bilateral research collaboration with partner institutions in the sub-Saharan African region. Mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in 2017, the Leading House Basel promotes and fosters scientific cooperation with key institutions in sub-Saharan Africa for the funding period 2017–2020. 

The Leading House Region Africa is launching a fast track call for applications from Swiss academic institutions that can support the partners’ efforts in Limpopo province to accelerate the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, especially SDGs 3, 5, 6 and 13, in the Limpopo province to mitigate some of the impacts of COVID-19. The current seed money call aims at developing new or consolidating existing partnerships with institutions in South Africa. It will offer to the collaborating institutions an opportunity for opening or strengthening their potential of long-term collaboration and follow-up activities.

  • Eligibility Senior researchers from Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences/teacher education or research institutes can apply.
  • Funding Max. CHF 25'000
  • Disciplines All disciplines that relate to the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development
  • Submission deadline 5 June 2020