ETH4D Faculty Exchange Grants

Deadline: 31st of October, 2023

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 organised by ETH Zurich scientists.

ETH4D supports teaching activities of ETH scientists or ETH emeriti at partner institutions in low and lower-​middle income countries.  Activities include delivering lectures, courses or seminars; or attending collaboration meetings.


  • The amount for the ETH4D Visiting Scientist Grant is max. 10 kCHF
  • The amount for the ETH4D Teaching Stay Grant is max. 5k CHF


Visiting Scientist:

  • Visiting scientist must be affiliated at an institution in a country classified under the categories.. 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

Teaching Stay:

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


Visiting Scientist:

  • Description of the Research Stay or Conference/Workshop attendance (1-2 pages)
  • Budget
  • CVs of all involved persons (1-2 pages each)
  • Letter of support from ETH professor

Teaching Stay:

  • Description of the teaching stay
  • Budget, including a detailed statement of the funds requested and all funding sources, as well the applicants’ and partners’ contribution to the costs (in-​cash and/or in-​kind)
  • CV of the applicant (max. two pages)
  • Support or invitation letter of the hosting partner university

Click here to apply

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