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MSCA COFUND Doctoral Programme “UNIPhD - Training the next-generation talents”

MSCA COFUND Doctoral Programme “UNIPhD - Training the next-generation talents”

The Doctoral Programme “UNIPhD - Eight century legacy of multidisciplinary research and training for the next-generation talents" welcomes the most promising Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) coming to the University of Padua from all over the world to pursue a brand new International, Intersectoral, Inter¬disciplinary and Innovative “training through research” experience.

UNIPhD seeks to train a highly-skilled and versatile future generation of researchers to become successful, responsible and innovative leaders in their fields. UNIPhD aims at enhancing the researchers’ capacity to respond to urgent challenges emerging around us, while boosting their employability in academia and non-academia worldwide.

What we offer

UNIPhD offers a total of 50 full time fellowships hosted by 25 top level PhD Courses and based on individual projects, encompassing most areas of research.

PhD-fellows will access an extensive research training, complemented with an attractive transversal skills package. They will be exposed to the non-academic sector through secondments. Excellent supervisors will contribute to creating a supportive environment, enabling ESRs to embark on a promising career path.

Selection process

Applicants must be eligible for PhD studies in Italy and comply with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions mobility rule.

An open, transparent, and merit-based selection, fully aligned with the Charter & Code policies for researchers’ recruitment, will be guaranteed as to appoint the best candidates. The evaluation process will last 16 weeks. Final results will be published in July 2022.

Recruitment conditions

Successful UNIPhD ESRs will be recruited for three years (36 months), starting October 2022.

The annual individual salary of € 32.520 (gross amount) is paid on a monthly basis and comprises a Living allowance and a Mobility allowance. Every ESR will have access to a budget covering research, training and networking costs. A Family allowance is assigned to students that are eligible at the time of recruitment.

About the University of Padua

Padua has a long tradition and consolidated reputation for scientific excellence and its 32 Departments cover an exceptionally broad research scope in all branches of science.

It has a strong record of international partnerships with academic institutions and research centres worldwide.

The University provides world-class facilities and research infrastructures, while offering a lively and stimulating research and training context.


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