Swiss-South Africa Joint Research Programme

Swiss-South Africa Joint Research Programme

We are pleased to inform you about a new call for proposals within the Swiss – South African Joint Research Programme (SSAJRP).

For the cooperation period 2017 – 2020, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa have issued a call for joint research projects (JRPs) in the following thematic areas:

·         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


Deadline is 31 May 2016.

 A total budget of CHF 4.2 million is available in Switzerland. The maximum budget allowed for a project on the Swiss side is CHF 350’000.

 The available budget will enable funding of up to 12 joint projects.

The projects will be supported for a duration of 4 years.


Proposals are to be jointly prepared by Swiss and South African applicants. They must be submitted by the Swiss main applicant to the SNSF via its electronic submission system

(mySNF, South African partners can have access to the electronic submission system through their Swiss partner.


Detailed call information is available on the SNF website: