ETH Faculty Exchange Grants for Scientists 2024

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level ResearchPostDoc
  • Eligible Region/Countries

    Countries listed in DAC-​list of the OECD (Afghanistan inculded)

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  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 73522

Opportunity Description

1. ETH4D Visiting Scientist Grant:

ETH4D provides grants for visiting scientists, belonging to an academic institution in low and lower-middle income countries. The visiting scientist may visit ETH Zurich to conduct a short research stay or to attend a conference or workshop organized by ETH Zurich scientists.
This program aims to invite colleagues from low-income countries to ETH Zurich for a research stay or to participate in a conference or workshop.

Deadline for this Grant visit:

31 January 2024.

Main Applicant for this Grant:

Senior scientists and lecturers from ETH Zurich who have been employed at least 50% of the time. The call is available to researchers from all ETH disciplines.

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Total Amount of the Grant:

Up to 10K CHF

Eligibility Criteria for the Visiting grant:
  • Visiting scientist must be affiliated at an institution in a country classified under the categories according to the DAC-​list of the OECD (Afghanistan included). Preference will be given to “least developed”, “low-​income” and “lower-​middle income” countries.
  • Has existing or planned research collaborations with the hosting professor.
  • Proven academic qualifications.
Research Stay Requirements
  1. Project description and goals to be achieved during the research stay.
  2. Timeframe and work plan.
  3. Description of:
    Added value of conducting research at ETH Zurich for individual career development of visiting scientist.
    How the acquired knowledge might be used in the context of visiting scientist’s research and dissemination at home institution.
    Interest of hosting professor to host this scientist, including potential follow-up activities after the stay.
Conference/Workshop Attendance
  • Expected benefit for the institutional partnership between ETH Zurich and the candidate’s institution.
  • Relevance of the conference or workshop for the candidate’s research and
    career development.

All applications are reviewed by the ETH4D Committee for Exchanges and Scholarship. The notification letter will be sent to the applicant within two months of the submission deadline.

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Following project completion, the candidate must submit two final reports to ETH4D:

  • Technical report: One page outlining the visit, the lessons learned, the difficulties encountered, and the planned follow-up actions (with an emphasis on individual and institutional capacity building).
  • Financial report: All expenses must be listed and documented with receipts.
Required Documents
  • Description of the Research Stay or Conference/Workshop attendance.
  • Budget (using this template).
  • CVs of all involved persons (1-2 pages each).
  • Letter of support from ETH professor.
How to apply?

After preparing the documents and fulfilling the requirements, please refer to the Apply Now button below that directs you to the application page.

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 2. ETH4D Teaching Stay Grant

ETH for Development (ETH4D) encourages teaching activities by ETH scientists or ETH emeriti at partner institutions in OECD-DAC-listed countries (priority will be given to least-developed, low-income, and lower-middle income countries). Delivering lectures, courses, or seminars, as well as attending collaborative meetings, are instances of these activities.

Finances and Budget: Up to 5KCHF
Application Deadline: 31 Janyuary 2024

Eligibility and Participant Countries

The ETH4D Teaching Stay Grant is open to:

  • Doctoral candidates
  • Senior scientists
  • Assistant Professors
  • SNSF Professors
  • Titular Professors
  • Professors on an ERC grant
  • Professors Emeriti

The applicant must be hired at ETH Zurich at least in a 50% position (Does not apply to professors Emeriti). The applicant must fulfill the following requirements:

ETH scientist:
  • Invitation from a university or research institute.
  • Teaching assignment at ETH Zurich.
ETH emeriti:
  • No longer than 5 years retired.
  • Still active relationship with ETH Zurich
  • Teaching stay at a partner institution to which an active link exists (e.g. through ETH scientists) and which can be continued independently of the professor emeriti.
  • Invitation from a university or research institute.
Required Documents
  • Completed electronic application form.
  • Description of the teaching stay (3000-6000 characters excl. space characters, using Arial/ size 11/ line pitch 1.15).
  • Budget, including the applicant’s and partners’ contribution to the costs (in-cash and/or in-kind), (use budget template).
  • Timeframe.
  • CV of the applicant (1-2 pages).
  • Support letter of the hosting university or research institute.
What to include in the description of the teaching Stay?
  • Clear activities and aligning teaching stay objectives.
  • Description of the purpose and content of the teaching activity indicating the relevance of the teaching stay.
  • Point out the added value for students at the guest university/ research institute and ETH Zurich, including long-term perspectives and mutuality.
  • Explanation of how the teaching activity fits into the curriculum of the guest university/research institute and how it is accredited.
Selection Procedure

All applications are reviewed by the ETH4D Exchanges and Scholarship Committee. The notification letter will be sent to the applicant within two months of the submission deadline.


reporting is the same as visiting scientist grant.

How to Apply?

After reading the teaching stay criteria and finding yourself eligible refer to the following link.

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