Apply For E4D Doctoral Scholarships at ETH Zurich

Sawiris Foundation/Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
PhD Degree

Deadline: 30 Apr 2020/31 Aug 2020
Study in: Switzerland
Course starts anytime of the year*

Brief description:

The Engineering for Development (E4D) doctoral scholarships at ETH Zurich promote doctoral research for the benefit of underprivileged people in low-​income countries. The E4D Doctoral Scholarships promote innovative projects that are directly relevant for improving the livelihoods of underprivileged people in low-​income countries. Therefore, the doctoral projects have to be innovative and develop a method or product, which is directly relevant for improving the livelihoods of underprivileged people in low-income countries.

The E4D Programme is generously funded through the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Host Institution(s):

ETH Zurich

Level/Field(s) of study:

PhD research projects in a subject relevant for improving the livelihoods of underprivileged people in low-income countries.

Number of Scholarships:

2

Target group:

Preference given to citizens of Least Developed Countries and other Low-Income Countries according to the OECD DAC-list classification.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The E4D doctoral scholarship is CHF 175,000 for a period of 3 years. The scholarship period can be extended on a no-cost extension. Out of the scholarship grant, CHF 166,800 is reserved to cover the salary of the E4D Fellow for 3 years, and CHF 8,200 for material costs and/or travels. Employment after the granted time period must be financed by other sources. The doctoral salary must be on the level of the ETH standard doctoral salary.

Eligibility:

Applicants should have:

• High English proficiency
• Maximum age: 40 years
• Excellent MSc Degree and high academic performance
• A concrete project idea
• Fulfilled the general entrance requirements for doctoral studies at the ETH Zurich and at the respective department
• Experience in the selected research area.

Preference will be given to citizens of Least Developed Countries and other Low-Income Countries according to the OECD DAC-list classification. The doctoral supervisor must be an ETH Professor and must have a guaranteed ETH position for the entire duration of the proposed project. The research project must be a new doctoral project and the research topic is relevant for improving the livelihoods of underprivileged people. Preference will be given to projects with partners in Least Developed Countries and other Low-Income Countries according to the OECD DAC-list classification.

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Application instructions:

Applicants must submit a concept note to the E4D programme office by 30 April 2020. Candidates whose concept note is accepted by the ETH4D Committee for Exchanges will have to elaborate a full proposal together with the professor who agreed to supervise the project. The deadline for submission of full proposals is 31 August 2020.

It is important to visit the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

 

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