E4D Doctoral Scholarship Programme 2022

Engineering for Development E4D Doctoral Scholarship Programme 2022 – Eligibility, Application form & How to Apply.


E4D Doctoral Scholarship 2022: ETH Zurich is seeking applications for the Engineering for Development (E4D) Doctoral Scholarship Programme, offering grants to individuals and promoting projects which are directly relevant for improving the livelihoods of poor people in developing countries

Application Deadline: 30th April 2022

About the E4D Doctoral Scholarship: The goal of the Engineering for Development (E4D) Programme is to promote research and education for the benefit of underprivileged people in low-​income countries.


The E4D Programme is generously funded through the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The current programme phase runs from 2019 to 2023.

Type: Doctorate

Eligibility FOR E4D Doctoral Scholarship: Existing professional contact with a relevant professor is highly recommended
• High English proficiency level is necessary
• Maximum age: 40 years
• Excellent MSc Degree and high academic performance is necessary
• ONLY contact an ETH professor with a concrete project idea

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

To be Taken at (Country): Switzerland

Number of Awards: Not specified


Value & Duration of E4D Doctoral Scholarship: The grant sum is 175’000 CHF to cover the salary costs of the doctoral students for three years.

How to Apply: Only candidates with the support of an ETH professor are eligible to apply. Applications submitted without the letter of support will not be considered.

Application Documents for an E4D Doctoral scholarship concept note comprise:

  • Project description (using this template (DOCX, 14 KB)vertical_align_bottom)
  • CV of the candidate
  • Excellent MSc or MA degree from a recognised university and grade transcripts
  • Support letter of the supervising professor at ETH Zurich, clearly stating the financial contribution to the project
  • 2 reference letters from your field of research
  • Own publications or documentation of relevant activities relating to the project
  • Bibliography
  • Names and contacts of 5 independent external reviewers

Please enter your information and upload all documents in the electronic form below.

Apply here

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details