Deadline: April 30, 2023
The ETH4D provides grants for mentoring doctoral candidates from low- and lower-middle-income countries.
The mentorship is a one-year appointment and comprises the following components:
- Mentorship from one ETH professor, senior scientist, or postdoc over a period of one year of the mentee’s doctoral studies. We suggest monthly meetings and clearly defined goals of the project, e.g., presentation at a conference, or joint publication. ETH mentors are free to serve on the doctoral committee of the ETH4D mentee, but this is not a requirement.
- Research stay at the mentor’s research group (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) for 1-3 months during the mentorship period.
- Financial support for attending a conference and/or research material.
The grant covers expenses up to a maximum of 15k CHF and includes the following:
- Economy roundtrip ticket (max. 2 kCHF) to and from Switzerland for the research stay
- Visa fees
- Travel allowance to attend an academic conference
- Research material (e.g. lab equipment) (max 6 kCHF in total).
- Fees for health insurance
- Local transportation
- Living allowance for the duration of the research stay at ETH Zurich.
- Eligible are doctoral candidates registered at a university or research institute in any country listed in the DAC list of the OECD except upper-middle-income countries.
- The application needs to be submitted by the ETH professorship hosting the doctoral candidate. Applications directly submitted by the doctoral candidate will NOT be considered.
- Budget (Download template)
- Project description (see criteria document for points that need to be addressed)
- Motivation letter of the doctoral candidate (1 page)
- Most recent university transcripts
- CV of doctoral candidate (max. 2 pages) incl. publications
- Two academic reference letters
- Doctoral project proposal (if available)
- Support letter of the hosting ETH professor, including any financial and in-kind contributions (in case the mentor is a senior scientist or postdoc, both, the mentor and their professor have to sign the support letter)