Call for proposals (Swiss Govt) by pluri-disciplinary research teams on SDG implementation

The SNIS offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams. The project grants run for two years and range from 100’000 to 300’000 Swiss Francs. Project proposals by eligible institutions must qualify as:

  • International studies: Projects carry out research on global issues that are either relevant in the international arena or at least concern multiple countries simultaneously. The SNIS considers that International Studies deal not only with the analysis of international relations, but also with political, economic, social, environmental, legal, health, scientific and development issues.
  • Pluri-disciplinary: Projects are pluri-disciplinary and they can include disciplines from both social and natural sciences.

In addition to the above criteria, the SNIS strongly encourages collaborations with International Organisations and NGOs.


Thematically, submissions can be made in one of the following sections:

  • Special theme 2016: Implementing the sustainable development goals (SDGs) with the following sub-themes:
    • trade-offs challenges and complexities among the different SDG goals i.e. what financial resources are available? which goals can be achieved with available funds? what “sacrifices” have to be made?
    • developing dependable, scalable and economically viable indicators for the SDGs
    • Geneva’s (institutions) role(s) in implementing the SDGs
    • the role of ICTs in implementing the SDGs
    • the role of the private sector in implementing the SDGs
    • the role of technology transfer in implementing the SDGs

Submission deadline: 13th January 2016 at 13:00h (GMT +1)


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