13 new projects funded in the thematically open research module
Thirteen new transnational partnership projects are funded in the 2nd thematically open call. Researchers from 15 countries are involved.
The second thematically open reseach call of the r4d programme met with great demand from the research community. In a two-step evaluation, 13 projects out of 80 submitted pre-proposals were selected. The two criteria, scientific quality and relevance for development, were equally weighted. An overall budget of CHF 6.6 million is available for the 3-year projects.
The researchers from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Switzerland work in partnership on a wide range of topics, such as health, social media for education, resource extraction or rice diversity.
Titles of the funded projects:
- Application of organic bio-fertilizer technology to improve the sustainability of date palm production and cultivation
- The Developmental State Strikes Back? The Rise of New Global Powers and African States’ Development Strategies
- Effective methodology for the assessment of integrated energy strategies
- Measuring the development outcomes of resource extraction in producer countries Improvement of broad-spectrum disease resistance in rice: how a comprehensive
- Improvement of broad-spectrum disease resistance in rice: how a comprehensive study of natural rice diversity can help to reduce crop losses in developing countries
- Improving neonatal and infant outcomes using point-of-care tests for sexually transmitted infections in high prevalence settings (neoSTI project)
- Improving the HIV care cascade in Lesotho: Towards 90-90-90 – A research collaboration with the Ministry of Health
- Innovative adjuvanted influenza vaccines: a Swiss-Indonesian collaboration towards better pandemic influenza preparedness
- Knowledge for peace. Understanding research, policy and practice synergies
- Social Mobile Media to educate, connect and empower Frontline Health Workers in Nigeria, Zambia and South Africa
- Surveillance and response to zoonotic diseases in Maya communities of Guatemala: A case for One Health
- Towards early detection of severe morbidity associated with Asian liver fluke infection in Lao PDR
- 4ONSE monitoring system: analysis of Open (software, hardware and standard), Non-conventional, Sustainable and Effective monitoring systems
Detailed information of all projects is regularly updated on the thematically open research module page.