Engineering for Development Doctoral Scholarship Programme 2018, Switzerland


Deadline:

October 15, 2018

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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 Engineering for Development (E4D) doctoral scholarships promote doctoral research for the benefit of underprivileged people in low-income countries. The doctoral projects have to be innovative and develop a method or product adapted to the local context, which is directly relevant for improving the livelihoods of underprivileged people in low-income countries.

The candidate

- The general entrance requirements for doctoral studies at the ETH Zurich and at the particular department must be fulfilled.

- Experience in the selected research area is required.

- Maximum age: 40 years.

- Preference will be given to citizens of Least Developed Countries and Lower Middle Income Countries according to the OECD DAC-list classification1 .

The supervisor

- The supervisor confirms his/her commitment to the project by a letter of support, indicating his/her contribution to the project in cash and/or kind.

- If the concept note is selected for the elaboration into a full proposal, the supervisor invites the candidate for a lab visit and an interview at the expense of his/her chair. This does not apply to candidates who know the supervisoralready

The research project

- The proposal is a new doctoral project. Complementary funding to an on-goingresearch project is not granted.

- The proposal is of high scientific quality.

- The research topic is innovative and relevant forimproving the livelihoods of underprivileged people in low-income countries.

- The ecological, socio-economic and cultural context is taken intoaccount.

- The research project is realistic and reasonable results can be expected.

- The expected impact of the research is high for the intended target group.

Per proposal a scholarship of CHF 175’000 can be granted for a period of three years (salary of doctoral student plus limited operational costs). The application in electronic format is submitted by the professor of ETH Zurich who has agreed to supervise the candidate. The proposal of maximum 15 pages has to include the following elements:

Per proposal a scholarship of CHF 175’000 can be granted for a period of three years (salary of doctoral student plus limited operational costs). The application in electronic format is submitted by the professor of ETH Zurich who has agreed to supervise the candidate. The proposal of maximum 15 pages has to include the following elements:

Full Proposal

- Cover page including executive summary.

- Clearly defined and justified objectives.

- Problem definition, state of research (own and others) and references (to be included into appendix).

- Project description, hypotheses, novelty of the research, research approach and methodology (including logical framework matrix).

- Description of the institutional framework and partnership, explaining the contribution of all involved partners.

- Supervision and guidance.

- Work plan with milestones.

- Critical assessment of chances and risks.

- Expected results and strategy for their implementation (method or product to be developed and its relevance to end users).

- Detailed budget for each year of the scholarship, differentiating all funding sources including those of the ETH chair and partner contributions (financial orin-kind).

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September 26, 2018
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