The new UNIPhD call for applications is now open!

“UNIPhD – Eight century legacy of multidisciplinary research and training for the next-generation talents” is a MSCA-COFUND Doctoral Programme at the University of Padua offering 11 fellowships (36-month long) to transnational Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) choosing to come to Italy to pursue their PhD studies, in all scientific areas.

The call for the academic year 2023/2024 is open from 6 December 2022 to 31 January 2023. We are looking for 11 promising candidates in 10 PhD Courses, to engage in a brand new international, intersectorial, interdisciplinary and innovative “training through research” experience starting on 1 October 2023.

Read the UNIPhD Call for applications (Cycle 39, Academic Year 2023/24) to find out more on eligibility criteria, application procedure and recruitment conditions. Annex 1 – UNIPhD Doctoral Courses & Research topics, Academic Year 2023/2024 will give you an overview on the PhD Courses and Research topics available.

Call deadline: 31 January 2023, 1 p.m. CET (Italian time)

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, intersectorial, inter­disciplinary and innovative “training through research” experience.

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

In the Academic Year 2023/2024 UNIPhD offers a total of 11 full time fellowships hosted by 10 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 May 2023.

Recruitment conditions

Successful UNIPhD ESRs will be recruited for three years (36 months), starting October 2023.

The annual individual salary of € 32.520 gross amount (ca. €23.280 net 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.

UNIPhD Fellows receive additional financial support to cover research, training and networking costs, that is, purchase of equipment, consumables, publications, Open Access costs, fees for scientific journals, travel expenses (e.g. related to conference/intensive courses participation, networking activities) and external services. The funding will be managed by the Host Department at the University of Padua and will be subject to the approval of their supervisor.

Unipd will enter with the Fellow a 3-year (36 months) employment contract (“Assegno di ricerca”); it will be signed by the Fellow and the Director of the Host Department and will specify the Fellow’s employment conditions and the Unipd obligations.

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.

Qualification Type: PhD 

Location: Padua – Italy 

Funding for: EU Students, UK Students, International Students 

Funding amount: € 32,520 (annual individual salary, gross amount) 

Hours: Full Time 

Closes: 31 January 2023

Website where the Call is published:    

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