Learn more about PhD opportunities offered by CERIC

CERIC funds and organize PhD scholarships and doctoral programmes with several Universities and Institutions in Italy and around Europe.

Positions open in 2020-2021, research topics:

CERIC is funding a Doctoral Program at National Institute of Chemistry (NIC), in collaboration with the University of Ljubljana, in Materials Science for academic year 2020/21.

Topic: Unravelling the electrochemical mechanisms within and degradation of batteries by operando NMR and X-ray absorption spectroscopies

The doctoral student will be employed for at least four years. As part of the research work he/she will study the degradation of batteries by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). The work will be carried out in collaboration with the group for modern battery systems led by dr. Robert Dominko.

Admission requirements

Master of physics or chemistry, who will meet the conditions for enrollment in doctoral studies at the University of Ljubljana or the University of Nova Gorica https://www.uni-lj.si/study/doctoral/.

Application

Candidates must submit one application for each program exclusively via web (https://portal.evs.gov.si/prijava/?lang=en) registering, completing the online form and uploading all requested documents.

Deadline: September 2020

References for more info: gregor.mali@ki.si

CERIC funds a Phd scholarship at the University of Roma Tre in the doctorate of Research in SMNSC (Material Science, Nanotechnology and Complex Systems) for the academic year 2020/21, provided that the Ministry renews the programme’s accreditation for the 36th cycle.

Topic: Hydration of bio-molecules by combined use of synchrotron-based UV Resonance Raman and Neutron Scattering experiments

Admission requirements

All those holding the following academic qualifications, without age or nationality restrictions, may apply for admission to the doctoral programme: Diploma di Laurea awarded prior to Ministerial Decree 509/99, or Laurea Specialistica awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509/99, or Laurea Magistrale awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/04, or equivalent academic qualification awarded abroad.

Application

Candidates must submit one application for each programme exclusively via web (link here). To register, complete the online form and upload all requested documents. Non-Italian citizens are required to upload their PASSPORT (no other ID will be accepted), by following the instructions in the form.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted no later than 2pm (CET) on 8th September 2020.

References for more info HERE.

CERIC is funding a Phd scholarship at Ca’ Foscari University of Venezia (University of Trieste (collaborating partner) for the PhD Programme academic year 2020/21, provided that the Ministry renews programme accreditation for the 36th cycle.

Topic: Interlayer magnetic coupling mediated by Dirac materials

Admission requirements

All those holding the following academic qualifications, without age or nationality restrictions, may apply for admission to the doctoral programme: Diploma di Laurea awarded prior to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Specialistica awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Magistrale awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/04 or equivalent academic qualification awarded abroad.

Documents required

  • Identification Document;
  • Curriculum vitae et studiorum;
  • Self certificate of exams and marks received during Master’s Deegree, for whom graduated in a foreign University also Diploma Supplement is accepted;

Thesis abstract of Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica/Vecchio ordinamento or equivalent foreign degree translated into Italian or English.

For non-mandatory documents please visit this webpage.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted online no later than 1pm (CET) on 17 July 2020 using the special on-line application procedure available HERE.

The University of Siena has announced a selection procedure for admission to the doctoral programme in environmental, geological and polar sciences and technologies for the academic year 2020/21 (provided that the Ministry renews programme accreditation for the 36th cycle). CERIC-ERIC will fund a scholarship for one PhD.

Research topic: Hunting technologies during the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic in Central-Southern Italy. Chemical and morphological analyses on lithic and bone implements

Admission requirements

All those holding the following academic qualifications, without age or nationality restrictions, may apply for admission to the doctoral programme: Diploma di Laurea awarded prior to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Specialistica awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Magistrale awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/04 or equivalent academic qualification awarded abroad.
All those holding the qualification required for admission to the doctoral programme by 31 October 2020 may apply.

Documents required

  • Curriculum vitae et studiorum (duly signed at the bottom with the following declaration “Hereby I declare that what reported above corresponds to the truth, according to the Decree of President of the Italian Republic 445/2000”), indicating qualification obtained (or to be obtained by 31 October 2020) with the issuing institution and a list of publications;
  • Research project (max. 3 pages, in English);
  • Thesis abstract of Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica/Vecchio ordinamento or equivalent foreign degree translated into Italian, English or French (max 1 page);
  • English language certification, if any;
  • Declaration to accept a study/research period of 3 months abroad;
  • Declaration to accept the frequency of courses on European softs skill topics.

Deadline: 24 July 2020, 2pm (CET). Submissions are open via the special on-line application procedure available here.

References for more info HERE.

CERIC funds a PhD scholarships in Physics 2020-2023 Cycle

Topics: Nanostructured materials for gas sensing: correlation between functional, electronic and 3D microstructural properties

Admission requirements and application

Before registration for the admission exam, the candidates are encouraged to contact a PhD supervisor (see the list in PhD SUPERVISORS), and to jointly establish a PhD theme related to the scientific interests of the latter The registration requirements, including the necessary documents and registration procedure, as well as information regarding the admission exam can be found in Metodology of admission exam at the Doctoral School of Physics – September 2020 and Types of linguistic certificates for admission. PhD candidates, which are non-EU citizens or recipients of grants of the Romanian State, should contact the International Relations Department/ External Relations Bureau of the University of Bucharest for registration to the admission exam at doctoral studies.

Deadline and exam: mid-September 2020

References for more info: http://doctorat.fizica.unibuc.ro/Doctorat/Main.php?Lang=En&Page=Admitere

CERIC funds a PhD scholarship in Physics 2020-2023 Cycle

Topics: From crystal structure to functionality: tailoring the strain-driven physical properties of materials

Admission requirements and application

Before registration for the admission exam, the candidates are encouraged to contact a PhD supervisor (see the list in PhD SUPERVISORS), and to jointly establish a PhD theme related to the scientific interests of the latter The registration requirements, including the necessary documents and registration procedure, as well as information regarding the admission exam can be found in Metodology of admission exam at the Doctoral School of Physics – September 2020 and Types of linguistic certificates for admission. PhD candidates, which are non-EU citizens or recipients of grants of the Romanian State, should contact the International Relations Department/ External Relations Bureau of the University of Bucharest for registration to the admission exam at doctoral studies.

Deadline and exam: mid-September 2020

References for more info: http://doctorat.fizica.unibuc.ro/Doctorat/Main.php?Lang=En&Page=Admitere

CERIC is funding a Phd scholarship at the University of Trieste for the PhD Programme academic year 2020/21, provided that the Ministry renews programme accreditation for the 36th cycle.

Topic: Imaging and characterization of tissue fibrosis

Admission requirements

All those holding the following academic qualifications, without age or nationality restrictions, may apply for admission to the doctoral programme: Diploma di Laurea awarded prior to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Specialistica awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Magistrale awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/04 or equivalent academic qualification awarded abroad.

Documents required

  • Identification Document
  • Curriculum vitae et studiorum;
  • Self certificate of exams and marks received during Master’s Deegree, for whom graduated in a foreign University also Diploma Supplement is accepted;

Thesis abstract of Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica/Vecchio ordinamento or equivalent foreign degree translated into Italian or English.

For non-mandatory documents please visit this webpage.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted online no later than 1pm (CET) on 17 July 2020 using the special on-line application procedure available HERE.

  • References for more info HERE

CERIC is funding a Phd at the University of Trieste for the PhD Programme academic year 2020/21, provided that the Ministry renews programme accreditation for the 36th cycle.

Topic: Effects of particulate and endocrine-disrupting metals on fertility

Admission requirements

All those holding the following academic qualifications, without age or nationality restrictions, may apply for admission to the doctoral programme: Diploma di Laurea awarded prior to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Specialistica awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Magistrale awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/04 or equivalent academic qualification awarded abroad.

Documents required

  • Identification Document
  • Curriculum vitae et studiorum;
  • Self certificate of exams and marks received during Master’s Deegree, for whom graduated in a foreign University also Diploma Supplement is accepted;
  • Thesis abstract of Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica/Vecchio ordinamento or equivalent foreign degree translated into Italian or English.For non-mandatory documents please visit this webpage.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted online no later than 1pm (CET) on 17 July 2020 using the special on-line application procedure available HERE.

References for more info HERE

CERIC is funding a Phd scholarship at University of Trieste for the PhD Programme academic year 2020/21, provided that the Ministry renews programme accreditation for the 36th cycle.

Topic: Mechanisms of Extracellular Vesicles (EVs)internalization by cells

Admission requirements

All those holding the following academic qualifications, without age or nationality restrictions, may apply for admission to the doctoral programme: Diploma di Laurea awarded prior to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Specialistica awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Magistrale awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/04 or equivalent academic qualification awarded abroad.

Documents required

  • Identification Document;
  • Curriculum vitae et studiorum;
  • Self certificate of exams and marks received during Master’s Deegree, for whom graduated in a foreign University also Diploma Supplement is accepted;
  • Thesis abstract of Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica/Vecchio ordinamento or equivalent foreign degree translated into Italian or English.For non-mandatory documents please visit this webpage.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted online no later than 1pm (CET) on 17 July 2020 using the special on-line application procedure available HERE.

References for more info HERE.

CERIC is funding a Phd scholarship at University of Trieste for the PhD Programme academic year 2020/21, provided that the Ministry renews programme accreditation for the 36th cycle.

Topic: Analysis of the changes induced by asbestos fibers on the structure of absorbed proteins and lung tissue architecture

Admission requirements

All those holding the following academic qualifications, without age or nationality restrictions, may apply for admission to the doctoral programme: Diploma di Laurea awarded prior to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Specialistica awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Magistrale awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/04 or equivalent academic qualification awarded abroad.

Documents required

  • Identification Document;
  • Curriculum vitae et studiorum;
  • Self certificate of exams and marks received during Master’s Deegree, for whom graduated in a foreign University also Diploma Supplement is accepted;
  • Thesis abstract of Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica/Vecchio ordinamento or equivalent foreign degree translated into Italian or English.

For non-mandatory documents please visit this webpage.

Deadline

Applications may be submitted online no later than 1pm (CET) on 17 July 2020 using the special on-line application procedure available HERE.

References for more info HERE.

CERIC is funding a Phd scholarship at the University of Trieste for the PhD Programme academic year 2020/21, provided that the Ministry renews programme accreditation for the 36th cycle.

Topic: Integrated structural analysis of human USPs: a novel

Admission requirements

All those holding the following academic qualifications, without age or nationality restrictions, may apply for admission to the doctoral programme: Diploma di Laurea awarded prior to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Specialistica awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Magistrale awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/04 or equivalent academic qualification awarded abroad.

Documents required

  • Identification Document;
  • Curriculum vitae et studiorum;
  • Self certificate of exams and marks received during Master’s Deegree, for whom graduated in a foreign University also Diploma Supplement is accepted;
  • Thesis abstract of Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica/Vecchio ordinamento or equivalent foreign degree translated into Italian or English.For non-mandatory documents please visit this webpage.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted online no later than 1pm (CET) on 17 July 2020 using the special on-line application procedure available HERE.

CERIC is funding a Phd scholarship at the University of Trieste for the PhD Programme academic year 2020/21, provided that the Ministry renews programme accreditation for the 36th cycle.

Topic: Structural and functional analysis of helicases involved in genome maintenance

Admission requirements

All those holding the following academic qualifications, without age or nationality restrictions, may apply for admission to the doctoral programme: Diploma di Laurea awarded prior to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Specialistica awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509/99 or Laurea Magistrale awarded pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/04 or equivalent academic qualification awarded abroad.

Documents required

  • Identification Document;
  • Curriculum vitae et studiorum;
  • Self certificate of exams and marks received during Master’s Deegree, for whom graduated in a foreign University also Diploma Supplement is accepted;
  • Thesis abstract of Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica/Vecchio ordinamento or equivalent foreign degree translated into Italian or English.For non-mandatory documents please visit this webpage.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted online no later than 1pm (CET) on 17 July 2020 using the special on-line application procedure available HERE.