SFIAR Award for Agricultural Research in Switzerland, 2017



SFIAR Award for Agricultural Research in Switzerland.

The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) is delighted to invite applications for an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development. With this award the SFIAR aims to support relevant agricultural research for development (ARD) and to promote knowledge on and visibility of Swiss ARD.The SFIAR Award 2017 is a good opportunity for young researchers:- The best PhD or Post Doc project wins CHF 5’000, the best Master thesis CHF 1’000.; Submission is not complicated;  The Award may help winners enter into development work, or receive project funding. Please note: To be eligible research must have been carried out at or in close collaboration with a Swiss institution! . To be eligible for this award, applicants must have been carried out at or in close collaboration with a Swiss institution involved in ARD and have appropriate linkages in developing countries.  Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Switzerland

Level: Award is available for undertaking research

Field(s): Award supports relevant agricultural research for development.

Deadline: 14 July 2017

Funded By: The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): SFIAR Award for Agricultural Research is targeted for Students who has appropriate linkages in developing countries (Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova,

Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for this award.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: One award is available for a team project and one for the best Master thesis.

Scholarship Duration: Not Known

Scholarship covers: The Award is offered annually. Based on a recommendation by the Selection Committee the SFIAR may decide that the award for a particular year will be restricted to one category only, i.e. young researcher/PhD/Post Doc or team1, and that further restrictions may also be applied.The SFIAR Award 2016 is restricted to the following: one prize (CHF 5’000) for the best PhD or Post Doc project; one prize (CHF 1’000) for the best Master thesis. 


‣ 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’ organisations and public agencies, as well as individuals.


The research that is eligible for the SFIAR Award for Agricultural Research :

‣ has been carried out at or in close collaboration with a Swiss institution involved in ARD

‣ has appropriate linkages in developing countries

‣ has been completed preferably no longer than three years ago (for Master Thesis Award: thesis not older than 18 months)

Selection Criteria: 

‣ A selection committee of at least three SFIAR experts will review the submissions and select the best proposal.

‣ If four or less submissions are received, the committee may decide not to make an award that year.

‣ The SFIAR members endorse the recommendation by the selection committee, if they don’t have a valid challenge.

‣ The main selection criteria are:

  • research quality;
  • demonstration of potential for development impact;
  • compliance with criteria defined under “Scope”;
  • presentation.

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ Applications should be submitted by post or email.

Please refer to the Award Guidelines for all the details regarding elegibility, application and selection process.

Application Form 


‣ Applicants have to fill in the attached application form in English, French or German. Applications that don’t meet the formal requirements will not be considered.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 13 July 2017.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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