The SCOPES programme, which was launched in 1990, came to an end on 31 December 2016. There will be no further calls for proposals.
Nevertheless, it will still be possible to apply for Conference Grants and Valorisation Grants (until 30 June 2018). Conference Grants offer a financial contribution to the travel and subsistence costs of researchers from Eastern European partner countries participating in international scientific conferences in Switzerland. Valorisation Grants aim to increase the impact and sustainability of research results from SCOPES JRPs and IPs.
As of 2018, a new programme called International Joint Research Projects (IJRPs) is expected to be launched. This programme will allow researchers in Switzerland to work with research partners from countries with less research funding.