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Here you can find the list of PhD Programmes divided into Departments, with indication of positions available for Academic Year 2019/20 (35th cycle), with scholarships and scholarships bound to specific research topics.

The PhD Office has prepared a list of F.A.Q. to respond quickly to the frequent questions.

Scholarship - What is it

Doctoral scholarships are awarded by a selection process that is outlined in the call for applications. The amount of the doctoral scholarship is, starting from 1st January 2018, EUR 15,343.28 per year, net of insurance fees owed by the doctoral scholarship holder. The scholarship is exempt from income tax (IRPEF).

The scholarship payment is distributed in monthly instalments.

The doctoral scholarship is renewable on an annual basis for the entire duration of the programme on the condition that holders have completed the programme of activities provided from year to year, verified by the Teachers' Board.

The doctoral scholarship holders are exempt from the enrolment fees and the university fees: these students are only required to pay stamp duty and the regional tax for financial aid.

Doctoral scholarships cannot be combined with either research grants or other scholarships assigned for any reason whatsoever, with the exception of those granted by national or foreign institutions to integrate research or study periods abroad

A doctoral candidate who has already been granted a doctoral scholarship, is not eligible to obtain it for a second time.

Scholarships bound to specific research topics are listed below.

Any student who conducts his/her research, training and studies in a foreign university or a foreign research body, will officially be recognized for a 50% increase in the scholarship, under authorization by the Teaching Committee of the PhD Programme. The maximum length of time spent abroad is 18 months.

For more information see the page on the Study Menu.

Academic Year 2019/20 (35th cycle)

Department of Economics

Economics

Scholarship Positions: 6
of which 2 bound to specific research topics Economics and Risk Analystics for Public Policies 

Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 1

Law, Market and Person

    Scholarship Positions: 7

    of which 1 bound to specific research topics concerning the Eurasian Economic Union - UEE in the framework of International PhD Programme with Astrakhan State University (Russian Federation)

    of which 2 bound to specific research topics:

    • Big data and fundamental human rights
    • Big data and competition

    Science and Management of Climate Change

    Scholarship Positions: 7
    of which

    • 2 funded by Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici – CMCC
    • 1 funded by Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS bound to specific research topic Climate change and sea level rise; Marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning; Sustainable blue economy and ecosystem based management; Ocean governance and maritime spatial planning (MSP)
    • 1 funded by Institut for the dynamics of environmental processes - IDPA/CNR

    Department of Management

    Management

    Scholarship Positions: 6
    of which 1 bound to specific research topic Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the Digital Era

    Placed reserved to Collaborative PhD Programme: 2

    reserved for employees of H-FARM S.p.A. in the framework of the following project:  Innovation, business model and organization design 

     

    Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics

    Computer Science

    Scholarship Positions: 9
    of which 1 in the framework of International PhD Programme with Masarykova Univerzita (Czech Republic) bound to specific research topics Cybersecurity

    and of which 5 bound to specific research topics

    • Deep learning techniques for next generation context-aware recommendation and search systems
    • Modelling cultural heritage preventive conservation strategies through decision support system software
    • Structure from Motion and Time - funded by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia- IIT
    • Data Analysis Methods for Cultural Heritage - funded by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia- IIT
    • Deep Learning for Cultural Heritage - funded by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia- IIT

    More information about the scholarships funded by IIT

    Placed reserved to Collaborative PhD Programme: 3
    of which

    1 reserved for an employee of Cimolai S.p.A. as part of the following project: Structural design of steel megastructures by means of AI methods

    1 reserved for employee of Julia Srl in the framework of the following project: Application of static analysis to industrial software

    1 reserved for employee at Microtec Srl in the framework of the following project: New computer vision techniques applied to the sector of industrial scan

    Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 1reserved for professors or scholarship holders of the HĐạc Hà Nội - Hanoi University (Vietnam) or holders of equivalent financial support made available by other Vietnamese Universities, Agencies and Institutions

    Environmental Sciences

    Scholarship Positions: 8
    of which 5 bound to specific research topics:

    • The nektonic community in the Venice lagoon analyzed by echosounding methods
    • The assessment of ecosystem services in the Venice lagoon as a possible tool for supporting the environmental management
    • An assessment on the primary production of marine phanerogams in the Venice lagoon
    • Development and application of mathematical models for the implementation of precision aquaculture
    • Industrial and environmental implications of the new European directive on fertilizers

    and 1 as part of the European project ERC DiGe n. 714874 “Ethnobotany of divided generations in the context of centralization”, PI Professor Renata Sõukand and bound to the topic

    • Ethnobotany of Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusian borderland

    Polar Sciences

    Scholarship Positions: 9
    of which

    4 funded by the National Research Council – CNR, of which 2 on research topics related to the National Antarctic Research Program (PNRA) and 1 on research topics concerning the Arctic Research Program (PRA)

    1 funded by University of Milano-Bicocca

    1 funded by University of Pisa and bound to the topic Antarctic system and its response to global changes

    1 funded by Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – INGV and bound to the topic Polar systems and its response to global changes

    Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems

    Chemistry (Inter-University Programme)

    On University of Trieste website you will find information about Call for Application for a.y. 2018/19.

    Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials

    Scholarship Positions: 5
    of which 1 is bound to the topic of Biomolecular and Material Science and Technology in the framework of the International PhD Programme with the Kyoto Institute of Technology - KIT (Japan)

    e 3 funded by National Cancer Institute (Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Aviano - CRO)

    Placed reserved to Collaborative PhD Programme: 1reserved for employee of Explora Srl in the framework of the following project In vivo characterization of Bio-bricks for synthetic biology

     

    Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies

    Modern Languages, Cultures and Societies and Linguistics

    Scholarship Positions: 12
    of which

    1 bound to the International PhD programme with Sorbonne Université (former Université Paris-Sorbonne) France

    1 bound to the International PhD Programme with Univerza Na Primorskem/University of Primorska (Slovenia)

    1 bound to specific reasearch topics

    • Managing plurilingual and multicultural schools in Prato. How to support students with migration background: from local practices to the creation of a common national frameworw

    3 bound to specific reasearch topics

    • Research on typical and atypical language acquisition, language competence and language processing across the life-span with experimental and on-line methods (new methodologies)

    1 bound to specific reasearch topic

    • Research on language use and the role of language in the construction of linguistic, social and cultural identity using sociolinguistic approaches (new methodologies)

    3 bound to specific reasearch topics

    • Research on literary and cultural identities, literary-cultural relations both in time and in space using new methodologies

    Placed reserved to Collaborative PhD Programme: 1
    reserved for employee of Fondazione San Camillo – Institute for Scientific Hospitalization and Care (IRCCS) in the framework of the following project: Online methods to assess and treat language impairments and communicative functions in persons with aphasia

    Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 2

    reserved for professors or scholarship holders of the HĐạc Hà Nội - Hanoi University (Vietnam) or recipients of equivalent forms of financial support made available by other Vietnamese universities, bodies or institutions

    Department of Asian and North African Studies

    Asian and African Studies

    Scholarship Positions: 7
    of which

    3 bound to PhD International programme with Heidelberg Universität (Germany). The scholarships are aimed at financing mainly proposal related to Afro-Eurasian connectivity (e.g. Belt and Road; Silk Road; Cities as Independent Socio-cultural Systems) in a contemporary or diachronic perspective

    1 bound to the topic Afro-Eurasian connectivity (e.g. Belt and Road; Silk Road; Cities as Independent Socio-cultural Systems) in a contemporary or diachronic perspective

    1 as part of the European project ERC -StG n. 758732 "Florilegia Syriaca. The Intercultural Dissemination of Greek Christian Thought in Syriac and Arabic in the First Millennium CE — FLOS", PI prof. Emiliano Bronislaw Fiori and bound to the topic The usage of Greek Christian sources, and the presence of Greek patrsitic thought in general, in East Syrian authors of the Abbasid age (8th-9th centuries)

    Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 3reserved to scholarship holders of China Scholarship Council – CSC

    Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage

    Philosophy and Educational Sciences

    Scholarship Positions: 4
    of which 1 bound to specific research topics for the Philosophy Curriculum in the framework of the International PhD Programme with Université Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne, France

    and 1 as part of the European project ERC Earlymoderncosmology n.  725883 “Institutions and Metaphysics of Cosmology in the Epistemic Networks of Seventeenth-Century Europe”, PI Professor Pietro Daniel Omodeo, bound to one of the following topic:

    • Historical epistemology"
    • History of scientific and philosophical thought of the early modern period

    History of Arts

       

    Scholarship Positions: 4
    of which 1 in the framework of the International PhD Programme with the State Institute for Art Studies of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation is bound to the topic of The arts in totalitarian systems of the XX e XXI centuries

    Department of Humanities

    Ancient Heritage Studies (Inter-University Programme)

    Scholarship Positions: 10
    of which

    3 funded by the University of Trieste

    3 funded by the University of Udine

    and 1 must be focused in the field of Digital Humanities and the dissemination and sharing of research results (Public Humanities), in connection with at least one of the main research topics covered by the PhD programme

    Historical, Geographical and Anthropological Studies (Inter-University Programme)

    On University of Padua website you will find information on Call for Application for a.y. 2018/2019.

    Italian Studies

      Scholarship Positions: 4
      of which 1 is bound to the International PhD Programme with the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Austria)

      and 1 must be connected to at least one of the main research topics covered by the PhD programme and must involve use of Digital Text Analysis tools and of Digital Archives. Experimental and interdisciplinary research proposals will be also considered.

      Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 2
      reserved to scholarship holders of China Scholarship Council – CSC

      Last update: 19/07/2019