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 39th cycle (academic year 2023/2024) of the PhD Programme in Agrifood and Environmental Sciences.

Announcement of selection - A.Y. 2023-2024

Rector's Decree no. 447 of date June 8th, 2023, published in this webpage on date June 19th, 2023
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Positions: 14
Scholarships: 12 (of which 8 on reserved topics)
Positions without scholarship: 2 

The Academic year starts November 1, 2023
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 39_ENG_(PDF | 304 KB)

How to apply

To partecipate to the selection procedure, fill in the application online starting from hrs 12.00 PM of June 9th, 2023, within the deadline.

Deadline for application: July 10th, 2023, 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 3 free
University of Trento - C3A - Center Agriculture Food Environment 1 free
University of Trento - CIVIT (Consorzio Innovazione Vite Società Consortile a responsabilità limitata) 1 A - An analysis of the contracts regulating the transfer of innovative genetic materials in the viticultural sector
PNRR 1 B - Residual biomass conversion to value-added materials for electrochemical applications
Project INEST– SPOKE 3 ECS00000043
CUP E63C22001030007 
University of Trento – Laimburg Research Center 1 C - Metabolomic and functional characterization of bioactive compounds of wild sage plants for downy mildew control in grapevine 
University of Trento - CNR-IBE (Istituto per la BioEconomia) 1 D - Climate change effects on the ecology and diapause metabolism of the European spruce bark beetle - Ips typographus L. 
C3A - Center Agriculture Food Environment 1 E - Innovation in monitoring of mosquito vectors of human and zoonotic diseases in Italy –Progetto PRIN 2020 TACKLING MOSQUITOES IN ITALY: FROM CITIZEN TO BENCH AND BACK/MosqIT", Protocollo:2020XYBN88, CUP: E43C22000360001
C3A - Center Agriculture Food Environment – Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering 1 F - Numerical modelling of atmospheric transport processes of particulate matter along mountain slopes
Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) 2

G – Development of molecular networking approaches for the analysis of untargeted metabolomics datasets – MolNet 

H – Biotremology for Pest Management: new solutions against stinkbugs and true bugs

Position without scholarship 2 --
Position 14 --

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 July 10th, 2023  at 12:00 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 scholarships_cycle 39(PDF | 240 KB)

Examination’s schedule and results

Assessment schedule: starting from July 13th, 2023
Oral examination: starting fron July 24th, 2023

List of exclusions of incomplete applications: published on July 19th, 2023

Assessment of qualifications and candidates admitted to the interview: published on July 19th, 2023

Final ranking: published on August 4th, 2023

application/pdfFinal ranking new(PDF | 311 KB)
application/pdfSAA_39_Assessment of qualifications(PDF | 189 KB)
application/pdfSAA_exclusions_39(PDF | 103 KB)

Deadline for enrolment:
Position with scholarship: August 21st, 2023
Position without scholarship: August 25th, 2023

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

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Last update: August 4th, 2023