Call for Projects 2017

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The SNIS offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams. The project grants run for two years and range from 100’000 to 300’000 Swiss Francs. Eligible institutions can submit project proposals that qualify as:

  1. International studies: Projects carry out research on global issues that are either relevant in the international arena or at least concern multiple countries simultaneously. The SNIS considers that International Studies deal not only with the analysis of international relations, but also with political, economic, social, environmental, legal, health, scientific and development issues.
  2. Pluri-disciplinary studies: Projects are pluri-disciplinary and they can include disciplines from the social and natural sciences.

In addition to the above criteria, the SNIS strongly enourages collaborations with International Organizations and NGOs.

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

  • General call: In any area of international studies as defined above.
  • Special theme 2017: Migration in the lens of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) with the following sub-themes:
    • demography and migration
    • environmental change and migration
    • gender and migration
    • innovation and migration
    • migration governance and human rights
    • technology and migrant integration
    • transnational connectivity and migration


Submission deadline: 18th January 2017, 13:00 (GMT +1)


Existing users can submit new projects via their mySNIS page.

New users need to create a new account.


For detailed instructions on how to submit please consult the support page.

How to submit your work

Submitting your work to the SNIS is a three step process:

  1. Register on the website as an "Academic Member" to create your personal account. If you have already submitted a project in the past you can log in using your previous credentials or have a new password sent to your registered email.
  2. Log in and you will automatically be directed to the MySNIS section where you can complete your profile.
  3. After you have completed your profile you can upgrade to "Academic Submitter" and begin submitting your proposal.
  4. Detailed information (such as description length etc) is provided during the submission process and can be found on the support page.

Submission deadline is Wednesday 18 January 2017 13:00 GMT +1.