Positions and scholarships

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Here you can find the list of PhD Programmes divided into Departments, with indication of positions available for Academic Year 2021/22 (37th 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 2021/22 (37th cycle)

Below are the places available for each PhD programme, divided by individual Department.

More details on constraints, obligations and requirements for each scholarship can be found in Annex A to the Call.

Department of Economics

Economics

Scholarship Positions: 5
of which 2 bound to the research topic "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:

    • 2 bound to research topics "Big data and fundamental human rights" and "Big data and competition"
    • 1 bound to research topic concerning the Eurasian Economic Union - UEE in the framework of International PhD Programme with Astrakhan State University (Russian Federation)

    Science and Management of Climate Change

    Scholarship Positions: 7

    of which 2 funded by Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici – CMCC

    Department of Management

    Management

    Scholarship Positions: 5

    of which 1 bound to the topic "Business administration and management" in the framework of the International PhD Programme with SKEMA Business School (France)

    Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics

    Computer Science

    Scholarship Positions: 7
    of which:

    • 1 bound to research topic "Cybersecurity" in the framework of International PhD Programme with Masarykova Univerzita (Czech Republic)
    • 1 bound to research topic "Deep learning techniques for next generation context-aware recommendation and search systems" funded by Institute of information science and technologies "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI) of the National Research Council - CNR (headquarter Pisa)
    • 1 bound to research topic "Machine Learning Methods in Pattern Recognition" funded by ZHAW School of Engineering (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)

    Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 1
    reserved to scholarship holders of China Scholarship Council – CSC

    Environmental Sciences

    Scholarship Positions: 8
    of which:

    • 1 bound to the topic: “Development of a coupled epidemiological-production model for aquaculture" as part of the project New Tech Aqua Horizon 2020 n. H74I19001000006 (scientific advisor prof. Roberto Pastres)
    • 1 bound to the topic: “Assessing climate change impacts on water resources: towards a systemic risk approach integrating water-energy-food nexus and ecosystems services from source to sea”
    • 1 bound to the topic: “Analysis and optimization of biomethanisation process for conversion of CO2 and H2 obtained from renewable sources”
    • 1 bound to the topic: "Study of anaerobic fermentation-microalgae integrated process for winery waste valorization through bioenergy and biofuels conversion" pending the outcomes of the Vinci Call 2021 - Università Italo Francese/Université Franco Italienne
    • 1 bound to the topic: “Landscape studies, environment and Artificial Intelligence”. funded by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) – Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology
    • 1 bound to the topic: “Contamination Risk and Water security plans in the Veneto region” funded by Viveracqua SCAR

    Polar Sciences

    Scholarship Positions: 7
    of which:

    • 4 funded by the National Research Council – CNR, of which 2 on research topic related to the "National Antarctic Research Program (PNRA)" and 1 on research topic concerning the "Arctic Research Program (PRA)"
    • 1 funded by University of Milano-Bicocca
    • 1 funded by Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - INGV

    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. 2021/22.

    Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials

    Scholarship Positions: 7
    of which:

    • 1 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)
    • 1 bound to the topic: “Ultrafast X-ray Science” co-funded by European XFEL GmbH
    • 1 bound to the topic: “Roman glass: development of protective strategies for material preservation” funded by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) – Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology as part of the research project “Science and protective coatings for Cultural Heritage”
    • 1 bound to the topic: “Development of novel self-assembling bionanomaterials targeting aquatic pathogens” funded by Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie
    • 1 bound to the topic: “Machine Learning for automated analysis of NMR spectra” funded by ZHAW School of Engineering (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzeland)


    Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies

    Modern Languages, Cultures and Societies and Linguistics

    Scholarship Positions: 4
    of which:

    • 1 bound to the International PhD programme with Sorbonne Université France
    • 1 bound to the International PhD Programme with Univerza Na Primorskem/University of Primorska (Slovenia)

    Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 1

    Department of Asian and North African Studies

    Asian and African Studies

    Scholarship Positions: 8
    of which:

    • 1 on interdisciplinary research topics (such as Global Studies, or historical, religious, artistic, archaeological, literary, linguistic, sociological, anthropological, philosophical contexts, etc. relating to one or more of the languages listed on Attached A)
    • 2 bound to the topic: “World Philology”
    • 1 bound to the topic: "Comparative Labor and Gender History: Modern Korea and Europe" as part of the project “East and West in Korean Studies”
    • 2 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” in the framework for the International PhD Programme with Heidelberg Universität (Germany)
    • 2 bound to the topic: “Early Jewish and Christian Magical Traditions" in the framework of European project ERC-StG EJCM “Early Jewish and Christian Magical Traditions in Comparison and Contact” (CUP H74I19001590006 e PI prof. Joseph Sanzo)

    Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 3
    reserved 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 research topic for the Philosophy Curriculum in the framework of the International PhD Programme with Université Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne, France
    • 1  bound to the topics related to the history of science and the environment in the early modern age (particular preference for the history of hydrology and/or geology) or to the topics of the environmental philosophy related to the Anthropocene's issue funded by Program MUR “FARE Ricerca in Italia”, project EaryGeoPraxis (ID R184WNSTWH, CUP H74I19001410005, PI professor Pietro Daniel Omodeo)

    History of Arts

    Scholarship Positions: 6
    of which:

    • 1 bound to the research topic “The role of ornamentation in Russian art and in the historical-artistic debate from the second half of the nineteenth century to the avant-garde" in the framework of the International PhD Programme with the State Institute for Art Studies of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
    • 2 bound to the topics "Artists of Armenian origin in Lebanon’s Art World" and "Women artists in Lebanon’s Art World" funded by ERC project Orient Institut Beirut, Max Weber Foundation, Bonn (ERC 850760 LAWHA Lebanon's Art World at Home and Abroad, CUP H79C20000810006, PI Prof.ssa ​Nadia von Maltzahn)

    Department of Humanities

    Ancient Heritage Studies (Inter-University Programme)

    Scholarship Positions: 9
    of which:

    • 3 funded by the University of Trieste
    • 3 funded by the University of Udine

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

    On University of Padua website you will find information on Call for Application for a.y. 2021/2022.

    Italian Studies

      Scholarship Positions: 4
      of which:

      • 1 bound to the International PhD Programme with the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Austria)
      • 1 bound to the applicaton of Digital and Public Humanities methods in one or more of the research topics covered by the PhD programme, with preference for interdisciplinary research

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

      Last update: 26/07/2021