ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION: 36thcycle – Academic Year 2020-2021

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: EXPIRED August 20th 2020, hrs. 04.00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2)

NEWS: final ranking available in the "Download" box (posted on September 25, 2020)

Link to the Application online

Positions: no. 20+1
Scholarships: no. 17+1 
of which 15+1 on specific research topics
Positions without scholarships: no. 2
Supernumerary positions: no. 1 (see art. 7 of the call)

The scholarships are funded as follows:


No. of scholarships

Topics of reserved scholarships[1]

University of Trento



University of Trento - Laimburg Research Centre


AGRI01 – Understanding of grapevine communication mediated by volatile organic compounds for the resistance against downy mildew

Fondazione Edmund Mach in collaboration with University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna


AGRI02 - Enhancement of plant tolerance to cold stress by psychrotolerant bacteria and characterization of the involved mechanisms

Fondazione Edmund Mach in collaboration with Gowan


AGRI03 - 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) as a base for the development of new IPM strategies in the crop

Fondazione Edmund Mach in collaboration with University of Padova 1 AGRI04 - Dissecting the genetic and physiological mechanisms of grapevine resilience to heat stress

Fondazione Edmund Mach in collaboration with Institute of agriculture and food research and technology, IRTA  


AGRI05 - Genetic mapping of fruit quality traits in pear

Fondazione Edmund Mach in collaboration with CAVIRO 1 AGRI06 - New strategies for botrytis bunch rot control for a sustainable viticulture
Fondazione Edmund Mach in collaboration with  Oenobrands  1 AGRI-FOOD07 - Management of varietal thiols in wines using biotechnical tools
Fondazione Edmund Mach in collaboration with Cavit sc 1 AGRI-FOOD08 - Agro Pedological Determinants of fine chemical composition, quality and shelf life of Trentino's white wines
Fondazione Edmund Mach in collaboration with BRUKER BIOSPIN GmbH 1 FOOD09 - Traceability and authenticity of food using 1H-NMR profiling

University of Trento – Associazione Produttori Ortofrutticoli Trentini – Vini del Trentino/Consorzio di tutela

1 ENV10 - Development and application of a Flow-tracking Polar Organic Chemical Integrated Sampler for quantifying of pesticides fluxes in Alpine streams

Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering – CNR

1 ENV11 - Impact of human activities on the hydrology and water resources of mountains areas of Adige and Tevere rivers basins

Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering – Co.Di.Pr.A.


ENV12 - Assessment of atmospheric flows and turbulence over sloping terrain and their impacts on agricultural operations and crop protection

MIUR – Dipartimenti di Eccellenza 2 ENV13 - River Ecomorphodynamic modelling
ENV14 - Changes in the Mediterranean climate with global warming: Impacts on water resources
Fondazione Edmund Mach in collaboration with White Buffalo Inc. 1 ENV15 - Movement behavior impacts and population consequences of an intensive white-tailed deer sterilization program in New York City
Università degli Studi di Trento 1 ENV16 - Hydro-morphodynamics and water-related ecosystem services in near-natural river corridors and wetlands*

[1]Reserved scholarships can only be assigned to those candidates who apply for and obtain the specific eligibility

*N.B.: those intending to apply for the ENV-16 scholarship, please proceed as follows:
- in case the application has not yet been submitted: access the online application (Reserved scholarships section) and fill in the “Additional scholarships” field by listing all scholarships of interest in the chosen order of priority;
- in case the application has already been submitted: follow instructions provided in the call (see download box) as for additional documents (art. 3, c. 7) by attaching all documents required for reserved scholarships; in case the candidate, in the previous application, had already chosen some specific topics, please also detail the new priority order.

The Academic year starts November 1, 2020.

Announcement of selection:  Rector's Decree no. 527 of July 16, 2020, published in this webpage on July 17, 2020 – available in the “Download" box”*
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Candidates are recommended to complete the online application well in advance before the deadline, in order to avoid possible technical problems or overcharge of the connection and/or of the application systems.

Examination's schedule: The assessment of qualifications will start from August 24, 2020; the interviews will be held in the period September 14-18, 2020.

IMPORTANT: Following the COVID-19 health emergency, as an extraordinary measure to carry out the oral exams in telematic mode, all interviews will be held exclusively using audio-video connection tools, that will allow:
- the correct identification of the participants (through a webcam);
- the conduction of the oral test in a public form.
Further details will be defined by the Evaluation Committee and communicated to the admitted candidates.

Assessment of qualifications results and candidates admitted to the oral examination: 02/09/2020 (see download box)

Deadline for enrollment to the first year:
admitted to a position with scholarship: October 3, 2020
admitted to a position without scholarship: October 9, 2020

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

Last updated on September 25, 2020