ETH for Development (ETH4D) Faculty Exchange Visiting Scientist Grant 2022 (up to 10,000 CHF)

Deadline: October 31, 2022

For visiting researchers from academic institutions in low- and lower-middle-income nations, ETH4D offers funds. The visiting scientist may come to ETH Zurich to take part in a conference or workshop that ETH Zurich researchers are hosting, perform a brief research stay at one of their chairs or laboratories, or both.


  • A maximum of 10,000 CHF can be granted per visit. A detailed budget is requested, including financial contributions by the applicant, as well as the visiting scientist or their university (in cash and/or in-kind).


  • Eligible to apply are ETH4D members (senior scientists belonging to an ETH4D member group are eligible as well) who are hired at ETH Zurich at least in a 50 % position. ETH Zurich scientists, who are not yet a member of ETH4D, can also apply and will become a member if they are awarded an ETH4D Visiting Scientist Grant.
  • Visiting scientist must be affiliated at an institution in a country classified under the categories according to the DAC-​list of the OECD. 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.


Complete the electronic application form and upload all required documents (project description, budget, CVs).

Note that the following needs to be addressed in the project description (max. 1-2 pages):

  • Research Stay
    • Project description and objectives to be achieved during the research stay.
    • Timeframe and work plan.
    • Description of:
      • added value of conducting research at ETH Zurich for individual career development of visiting scientist
      • adaptation of the acquired knowledge to the local context and dissemination at the 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 relationship between ETH Zurich and the candidate’s institution.
    • Relevance of the conference or workshop for the candidate’s research and career development.

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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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