The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) 2021


Application Deadline:15 July 2021.

The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) offers an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development.

The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) is an informal multi-stakeholder group of Swiss institutions and private individuals interested in agricultural research for development (ARD). Members come from research institutions, NGOs, the private sector, farmers’ organizations and public
agencies, as well as individuals. The goals and objectives of SFIAR are:
a) Sharing information between ARD stakeholders in Switzerland
b) Promoting the visibility of Swiss ARD
c) Playing an advocacy role at policy level
d) Serving as a national partner in international initiatives
e) Promoting collaboration between actors in Swiss ARD

Eligible for the SFIAR Award is research that
 is within the thematic scope (see ARD definition above)
 has been completed preferably no longer than three years ago, or is ongoing with recent achievements/milestones (for Master’s Thesis Award: master’s thesis submitted preferably not longer than 18 months ago)
 has been carried out at or in close collaboration with a Swiss institution
 has involved partners (institutions and/or individuals) located in developing countries
 covers at least one of the following characteristics:
a) partnership, outreach to the farm level, output and impact
b) product development (or steps thereof)
c) tool or instrument that can be applied in the local context

Take advantage of this opportunity!

  • The best Post Doc / team project wins CHF 10’000 and the best Master thesis project CHF 1’000.
  • Submission is not complicated, have a look at the application guidelines.
  • The SFIAR Award may help winners enter into development work, or receive project funding, see former winners below.

Applicants have to fill in the attached application form and provide the research summary (maximum 2 pages including illustrations) and the other documents mentioned on the form in English, French or German.

Applications that do not meet the formal requirements will not be considered. The deadline for applications is 15 July 2021.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) 2021


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