Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme
Research cooperation with India
In the context of the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP), the SNSF, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) in India and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) are issuing a call for Joint Research Projects (JRPs).
JRPs allow researchers in Switzerland to collaborate with a partner in India. The projects will have a duration of three to four years and the funding on the Swiss side will amount to a maximum of CHF 350,000 per project. The grants cover similar costs as those incurred in national SNSF projects.
Call for proposals 2021
The call supports research and projects in two different fields of research, one under the Ministry of Earth Sciences in India (MoES) and one under the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).
Under the MoES, the overarching topic of the call is “Mountain research, with a focus on glaciers or climate research”. The proposal must fall under one of the following subtopics:
- Glaciers as climate archives
- Cryospheric modelling
- Forecasts for heavy rainfall/cloudburst
- Multi-risk early warning systems
- Orographic cloud and precipitation formation
- Aerosols from mountainous ecosystems to act as cloud condensation nuclei and ice nucleating particles
Under the ICSSR, the following topics in the field of social sciences are available:
- International Migration and Immigration Policies
- Technology, Social Media and Social Cohesion
- Heritage and Cultural Exchange in Global Age
- AI, Big Data and Social Science
The duration of the JRPs under the MoES topics is 3 to 4 years and JRPs under the ICSSR topics 3 years.
The call for proposals is open from the 1 September 2021 to 30 November 2021.
The applications will be jointly evaluated by the SNSF, the MoES and the ICSSR.
Call for proposals 2020
The call concerns projects in the following area:
- Systems Medicine
The call for proposals was open from 2 June 2020 to 11 September 2020.
The submitted applications were jointly evaluated by the SNSF and the DBT. All in all, 15projects were approved for funding. The SNSF will cover the costs of CHF 4.8 million for the Swiss part of the research and the DBT the costs incurred in India.
Call for proposals 2018
The call concerned projects in the following area:
- Blue sky research/basic research in the life sciences which is either biotechnology-related or biotechnology-inspired; biotechnology as key enabling technology including (but not restricted to) the following sectors: agriculture, environment, energy, materials sciences, health, medicine, industry (industrial biotechnology)
The call for proposals was open from 15 January 2018 to 16 April 2016.
The 100 submitted applications were jointly evaluated by the SNSF and the DBT. All in all, 11 projects were approved for funding. The SNSF will cover the costs of CHF 4 million for the Swiss part of the research and the DBT the costs incurred in India.
Call for proposals 2014
By the end of March 2014, the SNSF and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) had received 66 project proposals, 11 of which were approved. The number of projects per topic is as follows:
- Translational biomedical research and medical technology: 7
- Renewable energy research: 4
The projects started in 2015 and will run till 2018/2019. The SNSF will cover the costs of CHF 2.7 million for the Swiss part of the research and the DST the costs incurred in India. For more information on the projects, please refer to our research database P3.
- Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme 2021: Trilateral Call for proposals (SNSF/MoES/ICSSR) (PDF)
- Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP) 2020: Funded Projects (PDF)
- Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP): Call for Proposals 2020 (PDF)
- Guidelines for lifetime management (PDF)
- Template for scientific report (Word)
- Documents & downloads
- Confirmation for living expenses (Word)