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PhD Call for applications 2019/2020

PhD Call for applications 2019/2020

PhD positions - Multiple Areas
Deadline for applications: June 24, 2019

The call for admissions is now open for doctoral degree programs at the School of Advanced Studies, for both citizens of the European Union and non-citizens, in the following areas of scientific research:

a) Architecture, Design, Planning

  1. Theories and Design
  2. Innovation Design
  3. Sustainable Urban Planning

b) Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnology:

  1. Chemical Sciences
  2. Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical and Food Sciences

c) Computer Science and Mathematics:

  1. Computer Science and Mathematics

d) Legal and social sciences:

  1. Civil Law and Constitutional Legality
  2. Fundamental Rights in the Global Society

e) Life and Health Sciences:

  1. Molecular Biology and Cellular Biotechnology
  2. One health (integrated approach to health focused on interactions between animals, humans and their diverse environments)
  3. Ecosystems and biodiversity management

f) Physics, Earth and Materials Sciences:

  1. Physics
  2. Physical and Chemical Processes in Earth Systems
  3. Materials Sciences.

The programs will begin on or before the date of 30 November 2019 and will conclude on 30 November 2022.

PhD Call for applications 2019/2020

Required skills and expertise

Based on the documentation produced by the candidate, especially as regards the research proposal, the Admissions Committee will apply the criteria set forth in the European Framework for Research Careers, and specifically:

  • Carry out research under supervision;
  • Have the ambition to develop knowledge of research methodologies and discipline;
  • Have demonstrated a good understanding of a field of study;
  • Have demonstrated the ability to produce data under supervision;
  • Be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
  • Be able to explain the outcome of research (and value thereof) to research colleagues.

Scholarship Award

The current amount of the scholarship is €15,343.28 yearly, before social security and health insurance contributions, to be paid by the recipient. Extra financial assistance will be provided for the research activities abroad.

The Doctoral course is three years with a final thesis to be written in English that will be defended in front of a Final Examination Board, made up of professors in the relevant scientific areas.

In addition, doctoral candidates are expected to participate in training activities organized by the SAS, all in English, to acquire transferable skills, (such as communications skills, research career development, research management and project funding, methodological skills) and doctoral training in cooperation with industry and other relevant employment sectors.

Conducting some research in public or private laboratories external to the host University is strongly encouraged.

To attain the final qualification there should be at least six months experience at a foreign research or higher education Institution.

The Seven principles for Innovative Doctoral Training underpin our research programmes.

Please visit our website: for all the details.

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