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 38th cycle (academic year 2022/2023) of the PhD Programme in Agrifood and Environmental 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 - A.Y. 2022-2023

Rector's Decree no. 659 of date July 14th, 2022, published in this webpage on date July 15th, 2022
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Positions: 10 +1 additional
Scholarships: 8  + 1 additional (of which 7 on reserved topics)
Positions without scholarship: 2 

The Academic year starts November 1, 2022
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_Call 38_ENG(PDF | 420 KB)

How to apply

To partecipate to the selection procedure, fill in the application online within the deadline.

Deadline for application: August 25th, 2022, hrs. 4.00 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 red (indicated with +)

Financer No. of position Possible reserved topic
University of Trento 3 free
University of Trento - CIBIO 1 A - Investigating oral microbiota signatures related to sensory responsiveness to food: a contribution to understanding food preferences and to promoting EATing habits related to WELLbeing and health (EATWELL)
University of Trento - DICAM 1 B - Numerical modelling of atmospheric transport processes of particulate matter along mountain slopes
Edmund Mach Foundation 1 C - Development of green and real time analytical solutions for the monitoring of bioprocesses of agroindustrial relevance
Edmund Mach Foundation 1 D - Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSI Analysis)
Edmund Mach Foundation 1 E - Characterization of the mechanism of action of new sustainable fungicide
Eurac* 1 F - Assimilation of radar data for improving snowmelt modelling in alpine regions (“SnowTinel”)
Fondazione Bruno Kessler-FBK +1 G - Downscaling and upscaling of fields of atmospheric variables from modeling and observations by means of Artificial Intelligence techniques (additional, published on 2/08/2022)
Position without scholarship 2 --
Position 10 +1 --

*Verify in the file of reserved topic of scholarship published on the call webpage if this scholarship entails specific additional PhD student's obligations.

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

An additional reserved scholarship is available: scholarship G. 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 August 25th, 2022  at 4:00 p.m. Italian time (Subject: “Application ID number- applicant’s Surname and Name – Doctoral Programme in Agrifood and Environmental Sciences – 38th cycle - Supplement to application”), including the related research proposal. Additional documents submitted by other means will be disregarded.

application/pdfReserved scholarship abstract_SAA(PDF | 339 KB)

Examination’s schedule and results

Assessment schedule: starting from August 29th, 2022
Oral examinationSeptember 8th, 2022 

Assessment of qualifications and candidates admitted to the interview: available, posted on September 1, 2022

Final ranking: posted on September 20, 2022 - rectified on September 22, 2022

application/pdfSAA_38_Final ranking_v1(PDF | 195 KB)
application/pdfinterviews schedule(PDF | 138 KB)

Deadline for enrolment:
Position with scholarship: September 28, 2022
Position without scholarship: October 4, 2022

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

Useful links

Last update: September 22, 2022