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 2020/21 (36th 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 2020/21 (36th 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:

  • 1 bound to the research topic "Economics and Risk Analystics for Public Policies"
  • 1 bound to the research topic "Micro effects of macroprudential policies" (funded in the framework of NETSPAR - Network for Studies on Pensions, Ageing and Retirement)

Placed reserved to Collaborative PhD Programme: 1

reserved for an employee of Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A. as part of the following project: "Bayesian Methods in Econometrics, Forecasting and Structural Time Series Analysis"

Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 1

Law, Market and Person

    Scholarship Positions: 8

    of which:

    • 1 bound to research topic "Big data and fundamental human rights"
    • 1 bound to research topic "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)
    • 1 bound with topic restricted to "Welfare and Well-being, in particular on issues concerning the labour market, the pension system and welfare in Italy, as well as on issues of social security and employment law, including through the use of economic and statistical methodologies for the analysis of administrative data" (funded by INPS - the Italian National Social Security Institute). This scholarship is awarded only to candidates who, at the time of submitting the application for participation in the competition, are the children or orphans of persons registered with the Gestione unitaria delle prestazioni creditizie e sociali (Unified Management of Credit and Social Benefits) or of retired users of the Gestione dipendenti pubblici (Public Employee Management) (attach a declaration in lieu of certification). The scholarship will be awarded subject to verification (sub condicione) of meeting the requirements and subsequent confirmation of financing by INPS

    Science and Management of Climate Change

    Scholarship Positions: 6

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

    Department of Management

    Management

    Scholarship Positions: 6

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

    Placed reserved to Collaborative PhD Programme: 1

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

    Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics

    Computer Science

    Scholarship Positions: 8
    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-supported detection of subsoil cultural sites" (funded by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia- IIT)
    • 1 bound to research topic "Machine learning-supported Historical Document Analysis and Ancient Handwritten recognition" (funded by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia- IIT)

    Placed reserved to Collaborative PhD Programme: 2

    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 an employee of Explora Biotech S.r.l. as part of the following project "Towards computer-aided design for Synthetic Biology"

    Environmental Sciences

    Scholarship Positions: 8
    of which:

    • 1 bound to research topic "Variability of mass and nutrient fluxes in western and eastern Mediterranean Sea"
    • 1 bound to research topic "Assessment of environmental impacts from the use of plastic and bioplastic food packaging in a  Circular economy context"
    • 1 bound to research topic "Development of a coupled epidemiological-production model for aquaculture" (fund as part of the project New Tech Aqua Horizon 2020 n. H74I19001000006 - scientific advisor prof. Roberto Pastres)
    • 1 on the subject of sustainable development and restricted to the topic "New Green solvents for bio-membranes" (funded by INPS - Italian National Social Security Institute). This scholarship is awarded only to candidates who, at the time of submitting the application for participation in the competition, are the children or orphans of persons registered with the Gestione unitaria delle prestazioni creditizie e sociali (Unified Management of Credit and Social Benefits) or of retired users of the Gestione dipendenti pubblici (Public Employee Management) (attach a declaration in lieu of certification). The scholarship will be awarded subject to verification (sub condicione) of meeting the requirements and subsequent confirmation of financing by INPS

    Placed reserved to Collaborative PhD Programme: 1

    reserved for an employee of Tech Universal as part of the project: "Solid waste management in Lebanon (Waste to Energy)"

    Polar Sciences

    Scholarship Positions: 8
    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 bound to the topic "Permafrost monitoring and Climate Change impacts in Antarctica" (funded by University of Insubria)

    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. 2020/21.

    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)
    • 3 funded by National Cancer Institute (Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Aviano - CRO)
    • 1 bound to the topic "Nanocarrier and drug delivery, in vitro testing for safety and efficacy" (funded by Ecamricert S.r.l.)

    Placed reserved to Collaborative PhD Programme: 1

    reserved for an employee of Explora Biotech S.r.l. within the 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: 5
    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)
    • 1 bound to the topic "Languages and communication in deaf and deaf-blind individuals"

    Placed reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 1

    Department of Asian and North African Studies

    Asian and African Studies

    Scholarship Positions: 7
    of which:

    • 2 bound to the research topic "World Philology"
    • 4 in the framework of the International PhD Programme with the 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”

    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 research topic: "Martin Heidegger’s thought with particular reference to the writing “Contributions to Philosophy (From the Event)" [original title: “Beiträge zur Philosophie (Vom Ereignis)”] and to the notions of Lichtung (‘Clearing’), of Openness and space-time” (funded by a private body)

    History of Arts

    Scholarship Positions: 8
    of which:

    • 1 bound to the research topic "The relationship between figurative arts and music in the Russian context between the 19th and 20th centuries" in the framework of the International PhD Programme with the State Institute for Art Studies of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
    • 1 bound to the research topic "New Technology and contemporary art, The Venice Biennale and Chinese artists" (funded by Qing dao Wan Mei Shengshi Technology Information Co. Ltd (sub condicione of the perfection of the agreement with Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage)
    • 3 bound to research topics "Early Modern Territoriality and Venetiatization: urban changes and public buildings in the Eastern Adriatic" / "Catholic revival and religious architecture of the eastern Adriatic: Valier’s visitation and its aftermath" / "Military architecture between theory and practice of the Early Modern eastern Adriatic" (funded by Project ERC Consolidator 2019 Action “Architectural Culture of the Early Modern Eastern Adriatic” subject to verification - sub condicione – of hiring of prof. Jasenka Gudelj, PI of the project)

    Places reserved to scholarship holders of foreign states: 1

    3 reserved to scholarship holders of China Scholarship Council – CSC

    Department of Humanities

    Ancient Heritage Studies (Inter-University Programme)

    Scholarship Positions: 11
    of which:

    • 3 funded by the University of Trieste
    • 3 funded by the University of Udine
    • 1 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
    • 1 with title of the topic is "Antiquities protection through digital approaches (Machine Learning)"(funded by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) – Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology for the development of research activities in the field of the Protection of Cultural Heritage)

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

    On University of Padua website you will find information on Call for Application for a.y. 2020/2021.

    Italian Studies

      Scholarship Positions: 4
      of which:

      • 1 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: 17/11/2020