Swiss-South African Joint Research Programme
Research cooperation with South Africa
In the context of the Swiss-South African Joint Research Programme (SSAJRP), the SNSF has launched two calls for joint research projects (JPRs) with its sister organisation in South Africa, the National Research Foundation (NRF).
Following their successful collaboration, the two funding agencies have signed a Lead Agency agreement. Joint projects can now be submitted directly to SNSF project funding or to the NRF. For more information, please refer to:
The call concerned projects in the following area:
- Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being: from new tools to systems understanding
- Sustainability, focusing on the following fields: Environmental Sciences, Engineering and energy-related issues
- Social sciences and humanities (including law) in the context of current and coming societal challenges
- Methodologies and technologies for data intensive applications
The call for proposals was open from 1 March 2016 to 31 May 2016.
The 89 submitted applications were jointly evaluated by the SNSF and the NRF. All in all, 12 applications were approved for funding. The SNSF will cover the costs of CHF 4 million for the Swiss part of the research and the NRF the costs incurred in South Africa.
The 65 submitted applications were jointly evaluated by the SNSF and South Africa's NRF. All in all, 25 applications were approved; the projects to be funded are distributed as follows across the different topics of the call:
- Public health and biomedicine: 10
- Biotechnology and nanotechnology: 5
- Environmental technology (greentech and cleantech): 6
- Humanities and social sciences: 4
The SNSF will cover the costs of CHF 5.5 million for the Swiss part of the research and the NRF the costs incurred in South Africa.
- Declaration of Obligations German (PDF, 40 KB) (PDF)
- Declaration of Obligations French (PDF, 39 KB) (PDF)
- Joint Research Projects: Call for Proposals 2016 (PDF, 216 KB) (PDF)
- Joint Research Projects: Call for Proposals 2012-2013 (PDF, 138 KB) (PDF)
- Guidelines for lifetime management (PDF, 332 KB) (PDF)
- SSAJRP: list of funded JRPs (PDF, 88 KB) (PDF)
- SSAJRP: Template for the scientific report of a Joint Research Project (JRP) (DOC, 131 KB) (Word)
- SSAJRP: Confirmation for living expenses (flat rates) (DOC, 631 KB) (Word)
- General documents & downloads