Friday, September 24, 2010

11 PhD Fellowships from FEM, Italy

11 FEM Fellowships starting on Spring 2011

FEM - Research and Innovation Centre welcomes applications for 3-years
research fellowships to support brilliant and highly motivated students
to get the PhD title in the fields covered by the Centre.

We welcome applications from students of all countries. The official
language of the programme is English. Applications can be sent from 13
September 2010.

General information

Eleven (11) scholarships are available for PhD research in the fields
covered by the strategic research areas of our Centre: Environment and
Natural Resources Area , Food Quality and Nutrition Area, Genomics and
Crop Biology Area. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their
curriculum and of the letters of reference. Letters sent by the
applicants will not be considered (see below the form for the reference

The grant is for three years and the expected start is February 2011
(Spring 2011 at the latest). The gross salary is 20.000 Euros per year.
Students will also benefit of funding for travelling to our projects'
partner institutions as the projects include a minimum period of
6-months-stay at the institution co-responsible for the single PhD

There is a general empowerment of the student choice when applying to
our PhD research projects. Candidates can postulate for one to three
specific projects (see list).

Selected candidates are awarded a 3-years fellowship. The scholarship
can be additionally extended for up to 1 year, pending the approval of
the FEM PhD Fellowships Committee.

Please note that the CRI issues a specific certificate of attendance,
but candidates are asked to register at the doctoral school of the
University partner of the project or of another University, in order to
get the conferral of the PhD degree. The selected candidate has 1 year
time from the start of the contract to register at the University
doctoral school. If the candidate fails to register within the first
year, the scholarship will be interrupted.

Admissions requirements

Candidates should hold a Master's degree or equivalent in fields
relevant to the research projects (e.g. biology, chemistry, ecology,
mathematics, environmental science...).


CRI PhD Office receives applications from September 13 to October 18,

Application deadline 18 October 2010.