ETH4D Research Challenges: Special call to respond to COVID-19 outbreak on the African continent
Goal of the ETH4D Research Challenges
The goal of the ETH4D Research Challenges is to enable collaborations on project-based research between ETH researchers, non-academic partners (i.e. Private Sector, NGOs, Governmental Organizations) and partners from the Global South to develop effective solutions for poverty reduction combining technologies, policies and a profound understanding of human behaviour.
Definition of ETH4D Research Challenges
Proposals need to address a clearly defined research question that has the objective of creating a positive impact for communities in a low- or lower middle- income country. The challenges addressed must be relevant for poor people in low- and middle-income countries. Preference will be given to low-income countries
The research questions for this special call must help to address the prevention of a spread of an infectious disease in African countries or help to mitigate the negative impact of a pandemic/epidemic on people’s health or livelihoods living on the African continent. A focus on the current Coronavirus – COVID-19 crisis is encouraged, but not required.
17 May 2020.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted in one single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant sum: 10 – 50 kCHF
Matching Funds: The applicant and/or project partners must provide 50% of the requested grant sum in the form of cash contributions.
Project duration: 6 – 18 months
Eligible partner countries: Low- and middle-income countries (OECD/DAC-LIST 2018-2020). Preference will be given to low-income countries.