Early-Career Grants 2023/2024 - Call. Bilateral research cooperation with the Latin American Region 2021-2024

Research Service

Submission deadline: 31 December 2024

Deadline: 31 January, 2024


  • The call is open to researchers enrolled in Swiss institutions in a PhD or Postdoc program in any scientific discipline or field.
  • All researchers of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teachers' education, and public research institutions are entitled to apply.
  • A researcher can apply to this call regardless of their nationality.
  • Researchers can apply, even if they have received other funding instruments or have pending applications.
  • The project’s supervision by a Professor from a Swiss university or research institute is mandatory. The supervision of a Professor in the Latin American research stay country is desirable.

Funding and duration

The researcher must conduct the project within a maximum of 3 months in a 7-month period. It can start at the earliest in May 2024 and must be finished at the latest in November 2024.

  • Early-Career Grants are up to CHF 7,000 and will be disbursed after signing the grant contract.
  • All expenses must be justified and related to the proposed research activities.
  • Third-party contributions should be indicated.
  • The budget will be checked, and expenses might be cut if they are not calculated or justified correctly.
  • The grant received from the Leading House must be spent in one or several Latin American countries. The Early-Career Grant can only cover expenses outside of Latin America in exceptional cases and upon prior consultation with the Leading House team.

Timeline of the call

  • Timeline Call launched: November 24, 2023
  • Deadline for submission: January 31, 2024
  • Evaluation and funding decision: February – April 2024
  • Notification: April 12, 2024
  • Contract: April 2024
  • Earliest project start: May 1, 2024
  • Latest project end: November 30, 2024
  • Project report due: One month after the end of the research stay (latest, December 31, 2024)

Further information
Unisg website
Anna Lazzarinetti