Sawiris Scholarships opportunity for innovative doctoral research projects aimed at improving the livelihoods of poor people in developing countries
By fundsforngos, on June 7th, 2011
The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development invites concept notes followed by full proposals leading to doctoral research “Sawiris Scholarships” with a grant providing ten doctoral scholarships of CHF 150’000 each.
The Sawiris Scholarships are aimed at promoting doctoral research for the benefit of developing countries. The projects have to be innovative and develop a method or product, which is directly relevant for improving the livelihoods of poor people in developing countries.
To be admitted to the selection process, the application has to fulfil the following requirements:
Preference will be given to citizens of least developed countries and other low-income countries according to the OECD classification.
The entrance requirements for doctoral studies at the ETH Zurich have to be fulfilled.
Experience in the selected research area is required.
The research project
The proposal is of high scientific quality.
The research topic is innovative and relevant for development.
The ecological, socio-economic and cultural context has been taken into account.
Reasonable results can be expected in the given timeframe.
The expected impact of the research is high for the intended target group.
Projects involving a research partner from a developing country have to be based on the KFPE principles.
All partners have been involved in project formulation and development.
All partners make a substantial in-kind or cash commitment.
The project is integrated into the general activities of the involved institutions.
Preference will be given to projects with partners in least developed countries and other low-income countries according to the OECD classification.
Last date for submitting the concept notes is October 31, 2011.
Deadline for receiving full proposals from candidates selected at the first stage is February 15, 2012.
For further details and information, please visit this link http://www.fundsforngos.org/scholarships-2/sawiris-scholarships-opportunity-innovative-doctoral-research-projects-aimed-improving-livelihoods-poor-people-developing-countries/