The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) 2022


Application Deadline: 14 July 2022

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.

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 PhD project wins CHF 5’000 and the best Master thesis project CHF 1’000.
  • Submission is not complicated.
  • The SFIAR Award may help winners enter into development work, or receive project funding.

Award ceremony
The Award ceremony is organized by SFIAR or integrated into an event organized in Switzerland by one or several SFIAR members. The awardee presents his/her project at the event.

Application Procedure:

  • 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 14 July 2022.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) 2022


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