ETH4D Exchange Programmes

Exchange Programmes for doctoral students, researchers, and professionals from low- and middle-income countries. All applications are open until 30. April 2021

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ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Programme

ETH for Development (ETH4D) provides grants for mentoring doctoral students 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 post doc 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

Application until 30. April 2021.

More information can be found at the ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Programme Website.

ETH4D Faculty Exchange Grants

ETH4D Faculty Exchange Grants aim to

  • allow ETH scientists to bring collaborators from the Global South to ETH Zurich for a research stay or a workshop/conference attendance.
  • fund ETH scientists to travel to partner institutions in the Global South for lectures, courses and collaboration meetings.

Only ETH Zurich faculty (professors, senior scientists and postdocs) are eligible to apply. Application until 30. April 2021.

More information can be found at the ETH4D Faculty Exchange Grants Webseite.

E4D Continuing Education Scholarship

The Engineering for Development (E4D) Continuing Education Scholarship Programme awards scholarships for travel and living expenses to candidates from low-​income countries to attend continuing education programmes at ETH Zurich. The goal of the programme is to enhance the knowledge and skills of future leaders with the perspective of contributing to capacity development and poverty reduction in their home countries.

Application until 30. April 2021.

More information can be found at the E4D Continuing Education Scholarship Webseite.


  • Promotion of young researchers