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The SNIS is pleased to reveal the eight projects selected for funding by the Scientific Committee in the framework of the highly competitive call for projects 2015. This year, the SNIS has received a total of 74 pre-proposals, among which 18 were selected to submit a full proposal for the final round. Considered as particularly policy relevant, original and pluri- or interdisciplinary, the eight research projects that qualified for funding are the following: 


Individual-level attitudes towards immigrants over time and across contexts 

Project Lead: Didier Ruedin (University of Neuchâtel)


Monitoring marine biodiversity in the genomic era

Project Lead: Jan Pawlowski (University of Geneva)


Feminist analysis of social and solidarity economy practices: views from Latin America and India

Project Lead: Christine Verschuur (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)


How to break the gridlock in global health governance 

Project Lead: Ilona Kickbusch (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)


New plantations: migrant mobility, ‘illegality’ and racialization in European agricultural labour 

Project Lead: Timothy Raeymaekers (University of Zurich)


Intertemporal fairness in global climate cooperation

Project Lead: Michael Bechtel (University of St. Gallen)


Increased susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum of insecticide resistant Anopheles in West Africa 

Project Lead: Thomas Smith (University of Basel)


Diffusion of international law: A textual analysis of international investment agreements 

Project Lead: Manfred Elsig (University of Bern)


view the 2015 projects at a glance

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

The SNIS warmly congratulates the two ex aequo winners of the SNIS Award 2015 for the best thesis in international studies:


Dr. Ayelet Berman

"Reining in the Regulators? Transnational Regulatory Networks and Accountability"

June 2014, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, under the supervision of Professor Joost Pauwelyn


Dr. Jaci Leigh Eisenberg

"American Women and International Geneva, 1919-1939"

February 2014, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, under the supervision of Professor Andre Liebich


The SNIS Award Jury, composed of six professors of different disciplines and universities, selected the two winning theses out of a total of eighteen submissions received within the 2015 edition of the award.


Berman's study analyses the accountability of Transnational Regulatory Networks (TRNs), while Eisenberg's thesis seek to examine the impact of American women on the work of League of Nations in the interwar period.


Read more here

The SNIS offers a yearly grant to support joint workshops that foster collaboration between International Organisations and Swiss academics in the domain of international studies. The grants amount to a maximum of CHF 5’000.- per event and can be applied to by Swiss Academia together with International Organisations. 


To be eligible for funding, workshops proposals must qualify as: 

  • International Studies: The theme of the workshop must be in the domain of international studies as defined in the Call.
  • Collaborative: To assure a deepened collaboration between academics and IOs, all proposed workshops have to be academically sound and original as well as policy relevant and timely. 


After the finalisation of the workshop, organisers are explicitly encouraged to pursue their effort by entering the yearly SNIS Call for Projects.


Deadline for submission: 29 July 2015

More information here

Information about winners of past editions

The SNIS and the Department of Anthropology of the University of Lucerne are happy to present this brief introductory video to the research project on understanding rights practices in the World Heritage system: lessons from the Asia Pacific.

It features Nepal project coordinator Dr. Sudarshan Tiwari and includes images of heritage and communities now heavily damaged by the devastating earthquake.

Read Pranita Shrestha post about the earthquake aftermath

For more information about the project.

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) is pleased to invite you to the screening of two short films for the project "(Un)Sustainable Food Consumption Dynamics in South/Southeast Asia: Changing Patterns, Practices and Policies among 'New Consumers' in India and the Philippines".

Each screening will be followed by a discussion with the research team.

Monday, 11 May 2015, 18:15 – 19:30
Maison de la Paix - Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Chemin Eugène Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva


Please register here

Full programme