PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries in Switzerland - ETH Zürich, North-South Centre.

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Scholarships for Developing Countries in Switzerland: The Sawiris Scholarships promote doctoral research for the benefit of developing countries.

The projects have to be innovative and develop a method or product, which is directly relevant for improving the livelihoods of poor people in developing countries.

Scholarship Application Eligibility Criteria:

To be admitted to the selection process, the application has to fulfil the following requirements:

The candidate

  • Preference will be given to citizens of least developed countries and other low-income countries according to the OECD classification.
  • The entrance requirements for doctoral studies at the ETH Zurich have to be fulfilled.
  • Experience in the selected research area is required.

    The research project

  • The proposal is of high scientific quality.
  • The research topic is innovative and relevant for development.
  • The ecological, socio-economic and cultural context has been taken into account.
  • Reasonable results can be expected in the given timeframe.
  • The expected impact of the research is high for the intended target group.

    Scholarship and Application Procedure

    A scholarship of CHF 150’000 can be granted per proposal for a period of three years.

    The candidate has to submit a concept note.

    Full proposals can then be submitted to the North-South Centre.

    For more information and application, see: PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries in Switzerland

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