ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Programme

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, 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

More information can be found in the DownloadETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Programme Criteria document (PDF, 184 KB).

There are four application deadlines per year: 30 April, 30 June, 31 October and 31 December.

Next application deadline is 31 October 2022

Grant and application information:

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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
  • Accommodation
  • Living allowance for the duration of the research stay at ETH Zurich

Website link:  https://eth4d.ethz.ch/funding-opportunities/ETH4D-exchange-grants/ETH4D-doctoral-mentorship-programme.html

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