ZKS-Foundation’s Grants and Prizes


Since the beginnings of the ZKS Foundation more than 120 grants, prizes and other research projects have been developed.

These grants are to support collaborative inter-university top research in the fields of engineering and environmental sciences (which includes bioengineering, but not life science or biology), in all medieval disciplines including medieval studies, as well as research in digital humanities at the intersection of Medieval Disciplines and Computing.

The grant aims to encourage research collaboration between two universities, namely the home university of the doctoral candidate and a hosting university, one of the two preferably situated in Switzerland. The grant will cover travel and local living costs of the candidate while visiting the hosting university or research institute exclusively, plus flat rate economy-class return airfare/train ticket from the home university to the hosting university.

For the detail and procedure of grants, prizes as well as for any other question of subsidies, please click on the corresponding link here-after:


Master Thesis Grant

Doctoral Exchange Grant

Summerschool Grant

ZKS/SAGG Award in German Medieval Literature

ZKS/Walter Haug Stipend (Medieval German)

ZKS/Claudio Leonardi Stipend (Medieval Latin)

ZKS/EPFL Award in Environmental Engineering and Sustainability

ZKS/MINIARE Fellowship

ZKS/TRAME Fellowship (for the development of TRAME)



Database Details

Current Research
No Profile listed
Thematic Focus
Agriculture, Biodiversity and Sustainability, Knowledge Production and Transfer


Applicant’s Country
Switzerland, EU, other, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, DR Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunesia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Allowed Usage
Research, Mobility, Events

Applicant’s Position
Undergrad, PhD Candidate

Cycle Type
Repeated twice per year

Partner Required

Last Modification
15. April 2020