The SNSF is participating in a pilot call together with 10 funding agencies from 4 continents. The call is aimed at accelerating achievement of the SDGs by implementing results of ongoing or recently finalised research projects.
Chile (ANIID), China (NSFC), Côte d’Ivoire (FONSTI), Kenya (NRF Kenya), Norway (RCN), South Africa (NRF), Switzerland (SNSF), Sweden (Formas), Tanzania (COSTECH), The Netherlands (NWO) and Turkey (TUBITAK)
Projects will be funded through consortia of 3 to 6 partners where researchers and practice partners from different countries work towards common goals. Consortia must be based on research and innovation projects that have been completed (no later than 2017) or are nearing completion.
The SNSF will cover the project costs of Swiss grantees. The maximum amount allocated per project is 250'000 CHF. The duration of the projects is 2-4 years.
A three-step selection process will apply, starting with a mandatory concept note, followed by submission and evaluation of full proposals, and ending with the final funding decision.