PhD Programme in "Cognitive and Brain Sciences"

The University of Trento announces a public selection procedure for admission to the 38th cycle (academic year 2022/2023) of the PhD Programme in “Cognitive and Brain Sciences”.

Opportunities within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP)
New doctoral positions fully funded by scholarship are available for admission to the PhD Programmes cycle 38 (a. y. 2022/2023).
More information at

Announcement of selection

Published on this webpage on April 28, 2022.

Please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.
This page provides general information about the announcement of selection and the application process.

Number of positions: + 1*
Scholarhips (4 years): 8 + 1*, funded as follows:

  • n. 5 grants financed by the University of Trento;
  • n. 3 grants financed by the IIT - Italian Institute of Technology on the following topics:
    • Optogenetic modulation of functional connectivity in the mouse brain (n. 1 grant),
    • Clustering functional connectivity in autism (n. 1 grant);
    • The neural circuit mechanisms for building spatial and temporal structures (n. 1 grant).
  • n. 1 additional grant* financed by Cimec - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences on the following topic:
    • Neurobiology of number cognition in zebrafish

*The additional grant has been published on June 1, 2022.

The topic-specific grants are conditional to the execution of a particular research topic for which specific skills are required. Those interested in one or more topic-specific grant should carefully check the topic and required skillset indicated on the web page

Number of Supernumerary positions: 1 (reserved to candidates fulfilling the requirements stated by art. 18, par. 3 of the University Regulations regarding PhD Programmes).

Start of the Academic Year: November 1, 2022
Duration of the PhD Programme: 4 years
Official language: English

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How to apply

Application online: available starting from April 29, 2022

Application’s deadline: May 31, 2022, 16:00 (Italian time).

Candidates are warmly recommended to submit their application in advance. The University shall not be considered responsible for any dysfunctions due to technical problems and/or overload of the communication line and/or of the OS, for the loss of communication due to incorrect address details or late communication about possible change of address of the candidates, or for any other problem and delay due to third parties, unexpected cases or circumstances beyond one’s control.

Candidates not admitted to the selection

List of excluded candidates is available here (published on June 20, 2022 and updated on June 22, 2022 after the first Committee’s meeting)

Examination’s schedule

  •  Assessment of qualifications:  starting from June 21, 2022 (carried out by the Commission without the presence of the candidates)
    Results are available in this section (published on June 22, 2022)
  • Interview for shortlisted candidates: July 5, 2022
    Location for candidates in presence: Palazzo Fedrigotti (Corso Bettini, 31, 38068 Rovereto TN), Cimec - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento
    Outcomes are available in the "Final Ranking" section (published on July 6, 2022)

Final Ranking

Deadline for enrollment: July 14, 2022

The enrolment procedure is available on the Enrolment 1, 2, 3 year webpage.

Candidates who wish to assert their requirements for supernumerary positions (see art. 8 of the Call) shall request, by submission of appropriate documentation proving their status to the PhD Office - Cognitive, Social Sciences and Humanities (email: [at] their acceptance of such admission not later than July 14, 2022.

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Last update: July 6, 2022