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Summerschool Grant

SUMMERSCHOOL GRANT

Grants for North American and European students who wish to come to study at a Swiss University or for Swiss students who wish to study at a North American or European University during the summer in the following fields:

 

  • Engineering and environmental sciences (the definition of engineering being: the use of scientific principles for the design, construction or production of physical or virtual structures or systems excluding biology, chemistry, physics and all life science)

 

  • All Medieval disciplines including Medieval Studies

 

  • Digital Humanities at the intersection of Medieval Disciplines and Data and Computer Sciences

 

 

Who can apply:

Currently enrolled students of a North American or a European University or currently enrolled at a Swiss University.

 

THE FOUNDATION WILL NOT GIVE ANY INFORMATION, JUSTIFICATION NOR REASON FOR THE DECISIONS CONCERNING THE ACCEPTANCE OR NOT OF AN APPLICATION.

Please consider that no reply will be given to such requests.

 

 

Grant

A stipend of 1’600 Swiss francs per month, plus return economy class airfare/train ticket from home university to hosting university.

 

If the applicant has other sources of funding:

- for an amount of up to 20% of our grant there won’t be any deduction

- for an amount above of 20 % of the grant,  the deduction will be proportional to the other source of funding which exceeds the 20% of our grant

- nevertheless at least 10% of the our original grant will be maintained

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application procedure

Applicants should send an email to the ZKS Foundation’s email address (info@zenokarlschindler-foundation.ch) with attached the following three files:

 

The first, the “Application form” completely filled in.

 

The second, the "Affidavit" duly completed, dated and signed.

 

The third in single PDF format containing the following documents in that order:

 

  • A one page motivation letter with the full address of the candidate

 

  • A one-page resume, including descriptions of the candidate’s education and work experience, plus elementary personal data (date and place of birth, citizenship, marital status, language proficiency)

 

  • A one- to two-page research project indicating the work planned

 

  • Grade transcripts otherwise known as Transcripts of Records or Mark-sheets of the applicant for all years of higher education.

 

  • A scanned email or letter from the hosting professor with her/his address and phone number, confirming that she/he will host and provide guidance to the student for the entire duration of the project, and providing any relevant information she/he may wish to contribute concerning funding for the project.

 

  • Recommendation letters are not considered, hence please abstain from sending them to us.

 

Note: in considering the application, the ZKS Foundation may contact the hosting professor.

 

 

When

Deadline for the period from June to September of each year or summer break from the home university (summer grants for a maximum of three months): March 15 of the same year.

NOTE: PLEASE FOLLOW ACCURATELY THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE BELOW. FALSE OR INCOMPLETE OR LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY ANSWER.

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