Information event: r4d Additional Thematic Call
The r4d programme organised an information event for potential applicants in the additional thematic call. The goals wereto provide information on the key characteristics of the evaluation process in the r4d programme and the specific requirements of running r4d projects. The event also offered the opportunity to directly clarify open questions in the current call for proposals.
|Swiss National Science Foundation, Plenary Room 21, Wildhainweg 21, Berne, Switzerland
Supporting the application process in the r4d additional thematic call
Between 2012 and 2014 the r4d programme launched five thematic calls. A total budget of maximal CHF 14 million is now made available for funding additional 5 to 7 r4d projects. The additional thematic call invites proposals in four topics. The selection process is fully competitive and does not follow a predefined allocation to the four topics.
Pre-proposals and full proposals will be evaluated by the Review Panel according to a peer review procedure based on external written expertise. Scientific quality and relevance for development are weighted equally in the r4d programme. The new projects will be integrated in the existing thematic modules of the r4d programme and will have a running time of six years.
The information event is organised with the following goals:
- provide information on key characteristics of the r4d programme
- highlight key aspects of the evaluation process, i.e. the equal weight of scientific quality and development relevance, including the organisation of the transnational research partnerships
- clarify expectations and requirements of thematic r4d projects
- address open questions related to the additional thematic call