SNIS - Call for Projects 2023 - Pre-proposals

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Submission deadline: 25 January 2023

Submission deadline (full proposal): 15 May, 2023

Submission deadline (pre-proposal): 25 January 2023

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) supports pluri-disciplinary projects in the social sciences and pluri-disciplinary projects that combine natural and social sciences, international studies and collaborations with International Organizations and NGOs. 


The Call is a two-round procedure.

  1. In the first round, research teams submit a pre-proposal that contains the description of the project as well as information on the submitting research team members.
  2. In the second round, teams submit a full proposal. The SNIS Scientific Committee selects the winning projects and gives detailed feedback to those not retained.

The pre-proposal deadline is 25 January 2023 (1 PM CET). Results of the first round will be available at the end of March 2023.

Project proposals by eligible institutions (Universities, Universities of Applied Science, Universities of Teacher Education) must qualify as:

  • International studies: The SNIS adopts an inclusive understanding of International studies. Therefore, research in international studies concerns issues that are pluri-disciplinary, relevant to the international agenda, and for which international cooperation is required to produce policy-relevant outputs. Issues may combine political, economic, social, environmental, historical, legal, health, scientific, and development dimensions of complex societal questions.
  • Pluri-disciplinary: Projects are pluri-disciplinary and they can include disciplines from both the social and natural sciences.

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

  • General call: In any area of International Studies as defined above.
  • Special theme 2023: Multiple and interlocked threats to human - centered development: innovative approaches and governance mechanisms for prevention and mitigation

Funding and duration

The project grants run for two years and range from 100’000 to 300’000 Swiss Francs

Please, for more informtion visit the official website or contact Ms. Janice Casarella