Tuesday, August 06, 2013


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SDC & SNSF Calls for Thematic R4D Modules "Ecosystems" and "Food Security"

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) have issued a joint call for proposals for the thematic research modules "Sustainable management of ecosystems for the provision of ecosystem services" and "Innovation in agricultural and food systems for food security".


The thematic research module studies how ecosystems can be used sustainably for reducing poverty and how negative environmental influences can be reduced within the context of sustainable development. The module primarily addresses the following four topics:

Food Security

The module "Agricultural production systems and food security" investigates how global food security could be increased by improving political, economic and social conditions and by sustainably enhancing agricultural production. The module will feature research on the following three topics, in particular:

CHF 14.1 million are available for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects per research module. Researchers from Switzerland and their partners from Africa, Asia and Latin America may submit their pre-proposals until 13 September 2013 via the mySNF platform. The evaluation of the proposals will be based on external reviews focusing on scientific quality and developmental issues and will be conducted by a review panel of international experts (one for each module).

More information.

Deadline: September 13, 2013

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