Our Offices & Partners Abroad

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Residency

Research Trips

Switzerland, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa

Duration
Between 1 and 4 weeks

Location
Switzerland, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa

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Swiss cultural practitioners may apply for research trips to Southern, East, West or Central AfricaAt the same time, cultural practitioners from Southern, East, West or Central Africa may apply for research trips to Switzerland. Please find below more information about the countries. 

Applications may be submitted on an ongoing basis, but at the latest three months before the trip is due to begin. Applications must be submitted in English. 

Research trips are limited to a maximum of four weeks and are intended to provide inspiration, to network and to conduct research. Pro Helvetia offers accommodation, a daily allowance, professional support, travel costs, contribution to production/material costs (on request). 

Selection criteria

  • Convincing track record: professional activity with
  • a national / transregional reach 
  • Context-related motivation 
  • Sufficient knowledge of English
  • Concrete exchange project with a lasting impact 

POSSIBLE DESTINATIONS FOR SWISS CULTURAL PRACTITIONERS: 

Swiss cultural practitioners may apply for residencies in two different regions covered by Pro Helvetia. Two separate, complete applications must be submitted. A maximum of one application per person will be approved within the framework of one call for applications. 

Angola
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Côte d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Eritrea
Eswatini
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Cameroon
Kenya
Comoros
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Republic of the Congo
Rwanda
Zambia
Sao Tome and Préncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Chad
Uganda
Central African Republic
Zimbabwe

CULTURAL PRACTITIONERS FROM THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR RESEARCH TRIPS IN SWITZERLAND:

Angola
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Côte d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Eritrea
Eswatini
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Cameroon
Kenya
Comoros
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Republic of the Congo
Rwanda
Zambia
Sao Tome and Préncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Chad
Uganda
Central African Republic
Zimbabwe