Faculty Exchange (FE)
The Faculty Exchange grants are intended to promote activities such as teaching. Teaching in the framework of doctoral schools will be given particular attention, as for example in the form of teaching modules. Other forms of scientific cooperation can be supported.
The grant may be used to cover travel expenses of Swiss scientists visiting an institute or laboratory in Russia and to cover the accommodation and living costs of Russian scientists visiting an institute or laboratory in Switzerland. See Grant information for more details.
- To encourage 'brain circulation' between Switzerland and Russia.
- To promote scientific interactions and common activities at an advanced scientific level.
- To provide means to strengthen exchange processes at professorial level.
|Priority research areas||All disciplines.|
|Project duration||From a few weeks to a few months. Exceptionally up to 9 months.|
Applications will be accepted only from Swiss citizens or permanent residents of Switzerland based in a Swiss university or research institution.
Eligible Swiss Institutions:Swiss federal institutes of technology, cantonal universities of higher education, federal and cantonal research institutions, Swiss universities of applied sciences, other research institutions eligible for receiving federal funding.
Priority will be given to new projects.
Applications must be made jointly by the Swiss applicant and his/her Russian counterpart.
Application forms can be downloaded from the website of the Programme. The original of the completed joint application form, along with an electronic version, should be sent to the Swiss Programme Office at the University of Geneva:
Mrs Irina Niggli
Université de Genève
1211 Genève 4
The printed original copy must be signed by the Swiss applicant (written signature) and the Russian applicant (electronic signature).
Completed applications must be submitted no later than:
Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The exchange principle should follow the rules that the sending institute pays for international travel costs and the receiving institute pays for accommodation and living costs of the visiting scientist. This principle can be adapted to individual situations. A detailed budget will be required. Projected expenses must be justified and related to the proposed activities.
Maximal allowable budget per project is CHF 15'000.
Allowable budget items for Swiss applicants going to Russia:
- Travel expenses connected with the visit to the hosting institute(s) in Russia.
Allowable budget items for Swiss applicants inviting faculty members from Russia:
- Living expenses of visiting faculty members from Russia.
- Costs for supplies required to do the proposed activities.
Grants may not be used for:
- Salaries and insurance
- Overhead costs
For more details, please see Financial guidelines
|Evaluation and selection||
In Switzerland, applications will be considered by LH/ ALH (if budget < CHF 10,000) or by the Swiss Steering Committee (if budget >= CHF 10,000) on the basis of recommendations made by Advisory Board members and/or a panel of experts proposed by these Advisory Board members.
For more detailed information, see the document Selection Process.
(1) Scientific and technological merit
(2) Specific qualification of applicants for the proposed activities
(3) Expertise of the host institution
(4) Feasibility of the proposal
(5) Benefits of the proposed activities for strengthening short and long term institutional links between Switzerland and Russia.
Evaluation and selection process may take up to three months.
Applicants will be notified by the LH.
Grant recipients will have to submit to the LH a short scientific and financial report within three months of the end of the grant period.
Scientific reports will be evaluated by the Advisory Board members and/or a panel of experts proposed by these Advisory Board members for projects with a budget > CHF 10'000 and by the LH for projects with a budget < CHF 10'000. Financial reports will be examined by the LH.