Swiss-South Africa Joint Research Programme

Research cooperation with South Africa

In the context of the Swiss-South African Joint Research Programme (SSAJRP), the SNSF is launching another call for joint research projects (JPRs) with its sister organisation in South Africa, the National Research Foundation (NRF). It is expected that twelve projects will be funded; the new maximum duration of projects is four years.

Thanks to JRPs, researchers in Switzerland can undertake joint projects with a partner in South Africa. Projects last four years and Switzerland contributes funding of up to CHF 350,000 per project. Grants cover similar costs as national SNSF projects (equipment, research funds, salaries).

​Submission deadline

31 May 2016

Other funding options

Information on other funding options and on the cooperation with South Africa are also available from the Leading House University of Basel.



Leading House: University of Basel

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)