Master Thesis Grant
These grants are to support collaborative inter-university cutting-edge research for students with top academic credentials studying towards an engineering degree (with engineering understood as to include environmental engineering and involving the use of scientific principles for the design, construction or production of physical or virtual structures or systems to implement an application*), or towards a degree in all medieval disciplines, as well as towards a degree in digital humanities at the intersection of medieval disciplines and computer or data science.
* Note: For projects that are at the intersection of engineering and disciplines other than medieval disciplines, we require that challenges posed by the project be in engineering and not in the other discipline. For this reason, the host faculty and laboratory must in such cases be mainly active in engineering.
The grant aims to encourage research collaboration between two universities that must be located in two different countries, namely the home university of the candidate and a hosting university or research institute, with one of the two being situated and governed in Switzerland. The grant will contribute to cover local living costs of the candidate while she/he is visiting in person for the entire period the hosting university or research institute exclusively, together with travel costs corresponding to a low-fare economy-class return airfare/train ticket from the home university to the hosting university.
Please note that this grant :
The Foundation will give no information, justification or reason for its decisions concerning acceptance or rejection of applications. By submitting an application, the applicant implicitly accepts that no reply will be given to such requests.
We wish to inform applicants that, due to a significant number of applications to our fellowship programs, there is a high probability that students whose grade point average is not in the top tier (roughly top 10-15 %) for their institution(s) of study will not be selected.
Three to six months.
A stipend of 2’000, -- Swiss francs per month to defray local living expenses at the hosting university or research institute, plus flat rate economy-class return airfare/train ticket from the home university to the hosting university.
If the applicant has other sources of funding:
No other fees and/or university overhead (tuition fees or visiting fees) will be covered.
The last installment of the grant (CHF 2’000.-) will be paid only upon receipt of a statement sent directly from the thesis advisor at the home university (the same who signed the project), confirming that the attendance was successfully completed.
Applicants should send before the relevant application deadline for an intended Master’s thesis stay abroad that begins at the earliest five (5) months after that application deadline an email to the ZKS Foundation’s email address (email@example.com) with attached the following three files:
Recommendation letters are not considered, hence please abstain from sending them to us.
IF YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT ACCEPTED, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO APPLY A SECOND TIME FOR THE SAME GRANT.
Note: in considering the application, the ZKS Foundation may contact the hosting professor.
Twice a year : May 1st and November 1st of each year, at 23:59 (Swiss time).
MASTER THESIS GRANT
NOTE: PLEASE FOLLOW ACCURATELY THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE BELOW.
FALSE OR INCOMPLETE OR LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY ANSWER.