Call for additional scholarships within Doctoral Programmes - 37th cycle (a.y. 2021/22).

The University of Trento is opening a call to assign no. 24 additional scholarships funded by the National Operational Programme (NOP) on Research and Innovation 2014-2020 – Action IV.4 “Doctoral programmes and research contracts on innovation topics” and Action IV.5 “Doctoral Programmes on green topics”, to implement the provisions of the Ministerial Decree no. 1061/2021, which foresees the distribution of new resources FSE REACT-EU to fund operative accredited (Ministerial Decree 45/2013) Doctoral Programmes.

The Ministerial Decree aims at promotion of major exchange between the research and the industry communities, by the activation of Doctoral Programmes and research projects on innovation, digital and enabling technologies as well as green topics related to the preservation of ecosystem and biodiversity, the reduction of the climate change impacts and the promotion of sustainable development.

Companies are expected to be involved in the definition of the training plan and the Doctoral students are required to spend periods of study and research in a company for a minimum of six (6) to a maximum of twelve (12) months.

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Announcement of selection

Applicants must develop a precise research proposal as per Annex “Research topics description” to the call for selection posted on this web page on October 7 2021.

No. of scholarships (3-year):  24, of which:

  • Action IV.4 “Doctoral programmes and research contracts on innovation topics”: no. 4 positions
  • Action IV.5 “Doctoral Programmes on Green topics”: no. 20 positions

Start of the Academic Year: January 1st, 2022
Duration of the Programme: 3 years
Official language of the Programme: please check at (click on the PhD Programme of interest). 
All foreign students are encouraged to learn the Italian language during their study careers. 

How to apply

Applications must be sent through the online application.

Deadline for application: October 27, 2021, hrs. 04.00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2).
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.

Examination schedule

  • Assessment of qualifications and research proposal: starting from October 29 2021
    Results are available in the attachments at the end of this page (02/11/2021).
  • Interview for admitted candidates: from November 5 to 8, 2021
    Schedule is available at the end of this page (03/11/2021).

All interviews will be held exclusively remotely through the use of 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.

The instructions to attend the online oral exam are available in the attachments at the end of this page (29/10/2021).

Final Rankings

Final rankings are available in the section Attachments at the bottom of the page (published on November 9, 2021).

Enrolment in the 1st year: not later than November 18, 2021.

The online application for the enrolment procedure is available at “(RESERVED) PhD Programme Matriculation 37th cycle -additional scholarships NOP call

Further information about the enrollment is available at the Enrolment 1, 2, 3 year webpage.

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application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.documentAnnex A(DOCX | 39 KB)
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