Eawag Partnership Programme for Developing Countries

Research in developing countries is a longstanding commitment of Eawag. Problems of water scarcity, environmental pollution, resource exploitation and loss of biodiversity are of growing concern in the developing world. Eawag, with its multi-disciplinary research approach and its network of scientific partners and research centres in the South & East is increasingly providing pertinent solutions to these growing challenges.

To further develop Eawag’s training and research activities in the developing world, Eawag runs the Eawag Partnership Program (EPP). This program aims at strengthening institutions in the developing world through academic, professional and research capacity building for individuals and select institutions.

EPP Fellowship Program

The EPP Fellowship Program, as part of the EPP, provides talented students from the developing world with the unique opportunity to perform science at Eawag. It offers 6 fellowships each year.

Key features

The program provides scientific training and exchange during a short-term research visit (3 or 4 months.) Each fellow is associated with one of the Eawag departments and obtains guidance and training from within the department.

Application process

PhD students (exceptionally MSc) working on environmentally, technically and/or socially relevant topics from developing countries (OECD applicants are excluded) with an established link to Eawag are eligible to apply. After submission, the application is subject to a competitive selection process and will be evaluated by the EPP Selection Committee. Fellows are selected based on the scientific quality of the proposed project and the relevance of the topic in the context of developing countries.

To apply

Applications can be submitted online "Apply here". In addition to the completed application form, please submit a one-page proposal highlighting the relevance of the suggested topic for your country and summarizing the tasks to be carried out at Eawag. Please also submit your CV in PDF or Word format. A statement and commitment by Eawag staff to host the applicant is also a requirement for the application. Applications in French or English are accepted.

The fellowship program has two application deadlines: 01 March and 01 September.


EPP Fellows

Learn more about previous EPP Fellows.