The goal of the Sawiris Scholarship Programme is to promote research for the development of products or methods, which are directly relevant for improving the livelihoods of poor people in developing countries. The scholarship can be awarded to students with a supervisor from the ETH Zurich. The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 31 October 2011. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through e-mail (pheuberger[at] or phone (044 632 56 13). Yours sincerely, Patricia Heuberger-Meyer