PhD programme in Agrifood and Environmental Sciences - in cooperation with the Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM), Trento.

The University of Trento announces a public selection procedure for admission to the 40th cycle (academic year 2024/2025) of the PhD Programme in Agrifood and Environmental Sciences.

In List of Calls for Phd positions, announcements of selection from past years are available.

Announcement of selection - A.Y. 2024-2025

Rector's Decree no. 463 of April 24th, 2024, published in this webpage on April 24th, 2024
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Positions: 11 +1
Scholarships10 +1 (of which 9 +1 on reserved topics)
Positions without scholarship: 1 

The Academic year starts November 1, 2024
Duration of the PhD Programme: 3 years

May also be admitted on additional positions candidates selected by special committees for admission related to specific international mobility programmes in which the University of Trento participates.

application/pdfSAA_Bando 40_ENG(PDF | 463 KB)

How to apply

To partecipate to the selection procedure, fill in the application online starting from hrs 2:00 pm of April 24th, 2024, within the deadline.

Deadline for application: May 28th, 2024, hrs. 12.00 PM (Italian time)

Applicants are advised to register well in advance of the deadline. 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.

Details about funded positions

Positions and scholarships increased after the publication of the call are in bold (indicated with +)

Financer No. of position Possible reserved topic
University of Trento 1  
University of Trento - C3A - Center Agriculture Food Environment 1 A - Innovative insurance contracts to boost environmental performances of agricultural businesses (Project UE HE RIA PRUDENT, GA n°101134051, CUP E43C23000580006)
PRIN 2022 - PNRR 1 B - CROSSGRAPE: Exploiting primed acclimation strategies via cross-tolerance in Vitis vinifera for inducing adaptation under climate change scenario - PRIN 2022 - PNRR (DD 1409 del 14/09/22) – PNRR - M4C2 INV 1.1; Codice progetto P2022PCAYW CUP E53D23020970001
University of Trento - Diachem 1

C - Research and Development of new biological alternatives based on Plant Extracts, Microbials and soft chemistry for the control of the Grapevine pathogen Downy Mildew (Plasmopara viticola) and other bacterial disease (as Erwinia amylovora on Pome fruita) as a base for the development of new IPM strategies in the crop production (Acronym: SoftControl)

University of Trento - CIMEC 1 D - The multifaceted role of microbiomes in the agroecosystems: regulators of cognition in honey bees and effectors of biodiversity in spontaneous fermentations (Project Caritro MicroBee, CUP E63C23001870007)

University of Trento - DICAM - APPA

1 E - Numerical modelling of atmospheric transport processes of particulate matter along mountain slopes
Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) 2

F - VINE-CHANGE: Unlocking the underlying mechanism defining intra-varietal (cv. Chardonnay) and inter-specific (Vitis spp) variability in key traits of adaptation to climate change

G - Impact of climate change on carbon and nitrogen cycles in forest ecosystems

University of Trento – Laimburg Research Center 1 H - Effects of ozone-enriched storage atmosphere of fruit postharvest quality
University of Trento - C3A - Center Agriculture Food Environment 1 I - Investigating Nutritionally Viable and Environmentally Sustainable alternatives to Traditional animal-based foods: (INVEST): A multidisciplinary approach with the consumer at the center. (Projects: UE H2020 SISTERS - GA N° 101037796 - CUP E45F21001020006 and UE H2020 PROMEDLIFE - GA N° 2132 - CUP E43C22000480006)

National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV)

+1 J - Characterisation of atmospheric transport and ground deposition processes of volcanic emissions by means of WRF-Chem model simulations and assimilation of data from observations for the development of forecasting systems (published on 08/05/2024)
Position without scholarship 1 --
Positions 11 --

For information about scholarship with reserved research topics see the following file.

Candidates who whish to apply for it, can specify it in the section "Additional scholarships" available in the reserved scholarship web-page of the online application (please, report the exact reserved scholarship title).
In case candidates have already validated and closed their application, the can integrate their documentation by sending an email to ateneo [at] by May 28th, 2024  at 12:00 p.m. Italian time (Subject: “Application ID number- applicant’s Surname and Name – Doctoral Programme in Agrifood and Environmental Sciences – 40th cycle - Supplement to application”), including the related research proposal. Additional documents submitted by other means will be disregarded.

application/pdfAbstracts_SAA_cycle 40(PDF | 771 KB)
application/pdfAbstract_scholarship J - Zardi - INGV(PDF | 278 KB)

Examination’s schedule and results

Assessment schedule: starting from May 30th, 2024
Oral examination: starting from June 10th, 2024

List of exclusions of incomplete applications: 

Assessment of qualifications and candidates admitted to the interview: 

Final ranking: 

Deadline for enrolment:
Position with scholarship: 
Position without scholarship: 

Information about first year enrollment procedure available at the related web page.

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Last update: May 8th, 2024