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Engineering for Development (E4D) Doctoral Scholarship Call now open

The Engineering for Development (E4D) doctoral scholarships promote doctoral research for the benefit of underprivileged people in low-​income countries. It awards two doctoral scholarships per year and promotes innovative projects that are directly relevant for improving the livelihoods of underprivileged people in low-​income countries.

The grant sum is 175’000 CHF to cover the salary costs of the doctoral students for three years.

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

Only candidates with the support of an ETH professor are eligible to apply. Please find the application criteria and procedure below.

E4D Doctoral Scholarship Application 2020: Concept Note

Please read the following documents:

Eligibility Criteria and Application Requirements (PDF, 204 KB)
Application Form (DOCX, 35 KB)

Important to note:

  • High English proficiency level is necessary
  • Maximum age: 40 years
  • Excellent MSc Degree and high academic performance is necessary
  • ONLY contact an ETH professor with a concrete project idea

Find an ETH professor through the departments and institutes webpage.
Send your concept note application in one single pdf file to

Deadline for Concept Note Submission is 30 April 2020.


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