BJRP 2011 Call for projects

Call for Joint Research projects 2011 – 2012


Call release in Switzerland:     December 20th, 2010
Call release in Brazil:     January 20th, 2011

Deadline for submission:     May 15th, 2011
Joint funding decision:      December 2011

Project start date:      at the latest July 2012
Project duration:    24 months


  • Description of the call for JRP

The JRP call aims to support collaborative research with clearly defined goals involving at least one Swiss and one Brazilian scientists.

  • Priority research areas

The following fields of cooperation were agreed in academic and industrial science and technology on basic, applied and market-oriented research and development:
a) Energy and environment, with focus on “renewable energies”;
b) Health and environment, with focus on “neglected diseases” and “nutrition and functional food”.

  •  Eligibility

Applications must be submitted jointly by one (or more) Swiss and one (or more) Brazilian faculty from an institution with research track record.
In Switzerland, such institutions include :
Swiss federal institutes of technology, cantonal universities of higher education, federal and cantonal research institutions, Swiss universities of applied science, international research institutions located in Switzerland and non / for-profit research organization (please see below the list of the eligible Swiss partners).

  • Grant Information

It is envisioned that grants for these 2-year project should be max CHF 200 000 for the Swiss applicants.
A detailed budget is required. Projected expenses must be justified and related to the proposed research activities.

  • Coordination offices

Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) agreed upon the timetable of the second joint call for proposals.



For more information, please download here the call announcement and the list of the eligible Swiss partners

Please note that all the files are also available in the documents section.

For all the information on the call release by the CNPq, please click here : CNPq call.