The SNIS invites research teams from Swiss institutions of higher education and research to submit projects in international studies. Members of eligible Swiss institutions can submit projects that are:
- cross-border/comparative: projects must be comparative, addressing cross-border issues, i.e. the research question must bear on at least two different nations or be (internationally) comparative (i.e. how do transnational corporate social responsibility standards shape labor conditions in China and Taiwan
- pluri-disciplinary: projects teams must be composed of experts from different scientific backgrounds. The project must be elaborated jointly by all applicants.
The SNIS considers that International Studies deal not only with the analysis of international relations. It also welcomes contributions from both the social and natural sciences and combinations thereof. For an overview of SNIS supported projects and disciplines please refer to the ‘Projects’ section on this site.
Thematically, submissions can be made in one of these two sections
- General call: In any area of International Studies as defined above
- Special theme 2011: Appraising the Millenium Development Goals: Agenda setting, implementation, capacity building and alternatives
[IMPORTNAT: there is not quota for the two themes, i.e. the scientific committee decides according to the quality of the submitted projects regardless of submission category]
NEW: The SNIS encourages post-docs to submit and coordinate projects
The procedure for the submission of pre-proposals within the 2011 Call for Projects is closed now.
The Call for Projects 2012 will be launched in autumn 2011.