Switzerland, Vietnam Launch Joint Research Program

10:41:20 AM | 10/22/2020

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Vietnamese National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) recently agreed to strengthen cooperation.

Accordingly, the two foundations announced a new bilateral grant program to help Swiss and Vietnamese scientists carry out joint research projects (JRPs), starting in 2021. JRP grants are aimed at promoting specific collaborative projects joined by at least one Switzerland-based partner and Vietnam-based partner. Project leaders are encouraged to submit groundbreaking research and suggest innovative approaches. The deadline for application is January 15, 2021, the deadline for initiative registration is November 23, 2020. Initiative registration is optional but SNSF and NAFOSTED encourage project leaders to complete this step for a smooth application reviewing process. Projects will last two to three years. Up to 10 projects will be sponsored. Previously, SNSF and NAFOSTED worked together on some short-term projects.

By Nguyen Mai, Vietnam Business Forum