ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Programme 2024

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 68979
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
  • Duration one year

Opportunity Description

To mentor Ph.D. candidates from low- and lower-middle-income nations, ETH4D offers funding. The mentoring consists of the following elements and is a one-year appointment:

  • One year of doctorate study under the guidance of one ETH professor, senior scientist, or postdoc. ETH4D recommends monthly meetings and clearly stated project objectives, such as a presentation at a conference or a joint publication. Although it is unnecessary, ETH mentors can participate in the mentee’s doctorate committee.
  • For 1-3 months throughout the mentoring term, do research at the mentor’s lab at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Funding for conference attendance or supplies for research.

Brief Details

  • Offered by: ETH Zurich
  • Location: Switzerland
  • Deadline: 30 March 2024
  • Result Outcome: 5-6 weeks after the deadline
  • Duration: One year
  • Type: Mentorship
  • Eligible nations: least developed, lowest-income, or lower-middle-income nations (Afghanistan included)


The grant covers the following expenditures up to a maximum of 15,000 CHF:

  • Economy roundtrip flight to and from Switzerland for the study stay, with a maximum cost of CHF 2,000.
  • Visa costs.
  • Allowance for travel to a conference for academics.
  • Research tools, such as lab gear (max 6,000 CHF total).
  • Health insurance premiums.
  • Getting about town.
  • Accommodation.
  • Living expenses during the researcher’s time at ETH Zurich


  • Doctoral candidates enrolled at a university or research facility in one of the world’s least developed, lowest-income, or lower-middle-income nations are eligible. (List of countries)
  • The ETH faculty housing the Ph.D. applicant must apply. Applications submitted directly by the Ph.D. candidate won’t be taken into consideration.

Documents Requirement

  • Budget. (Download Template)
  • Project outline (see criteria document for points that need to be addressed).
  • Motivational statement for a Ph.D. program (1 page).
  • Most recent transcripts from colleges.
  • CV of the Ph.D. applicant, with publications, no longer than two pages.
  • Two letters of support from academics.
  • Proposal for a doctoral study (if available).
  • A statement of support from the ETH professor organizing the event, including any financial and in-kind donations (in case the mentor is a senior scientist or postdoc, both the mentor and their professor must sign the support letter).

How to Apply?

All application documents must be submitted electronically in English using the form below:

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If you would like to learn more about ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Programme, you can refer to ETH4D’s website.


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